Samsung seems highly invested in using the Snapdragon 820
You’d think that the latest and greatest processor is always better than the previous one, but it seems that Qualcomm has struggled to reach that goal ever since this year’s Snapdragon 810. This was complicated enough to cost Qualcomm its partnership with Samsung, and to even send devices like the LG G4 back to the drawing board after the G Flex 2 debuted with the problem. We do know that Samsung still wants to give some love to Qualcomm for its processor with its future smartphone offerings, and today we learn more.
Trusted sources claim that Samsung is willing to go through some odd lengths to support the Snapdragon 820 with its Galaxy S7. We did hear that Samsung was testing a proprietary variant of the processor on its future smartphone flagship, but today receive more data on the topic. Samsung is working on releasing a patch that will modify the processor’s control program, in the effort to dissipate heating. Samsung is so invested in this project, that if this doesn’t work, the company is reportedly going to try to use heat radiating pipes as well. Samsung’s interest also has to do with the fact that the Snapdragon 820 is built under Samsung’s 14nm FinFET process, so the obviously the better the processor performs, the more customers it’ll land.
Samsung is reportedly working on getting us a Galaxy S7 in early 2017. Let’s see if all these efforts pay off.