Samsung Galaxy S6 Snapdragon 810 not happening: yet another rumored reason

Folks, this topic will either become subject to one of the most accurate reports and leaks of the year so far, or it will turn out to be the biggest smoke curtain/rumor fails of 2015. TL;DR: the next Samsung flagship will not pack Qualcomm’s latest and greatest, the Snapdragon 810. There were a lot of Samsung Galaxy S6 Snapdragon 810 rumors going on lately, and this one claims that it will simply not happen because Samsung wants to compete, even in the SoC business, with the application processor-maker Qualcomm.

According to the report, Samsung will favor its own, in-house, Exynos SoC, and not use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 (already powering flagships like the LG G Flex 2, Xiaomi Mi Note Pro, and rumored to be part of the HTC One M9), as the South Korean manufacturer wants a piece of this market as well.

Previous reports claimed that Samsung might ditch Qualcomm for the GS6 because of some alleged overheating issues happening while testing some pre-production models. LG has weighed in on the matter and claimed that their phones are not exhibiting this issue at all, lending credence to theories according to which Samsung might have planned this all along, with the “overheating issue” being just the perfect excuse to push the Exynos chip further.

Of course, we can’t take anything for granted, at least until Samsung officially unveils the Galaxy S6. However, this is an interesting bit, which, if true, could cost Qualcomm a lot of money.

Source: ET News

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