Three, not two Samsung Galaxy S7 variants possibly incoming, with three SoCs
Samsung was never a supporter of the whole “putting all one’s eggs in one basket” marketing strategy, always spreading its Android investments across multiple families of devices, each with a specific target audience.
Even within the same flagship roster, the global smartphone sales champion has traditionally backed up Snapdragon-powered Galaxy S models using alternative Exynos chips, a safety net-type ploy which paid off big-time earlier this year, when Qualcomm’s SD810 presented critical overheating glitches.
But now rumor has it the S7 could take SoC diversity to new and, frankly, fairly absurd heights in a few months. We’ve already heard about the Snapdragon 820 version possibly going after American and Chinese mobile speed addicts, while the Exynos 8890, aka M1, likely sporting custom Mongoose CPU cores, should make its way inside the Galaxy S7 in Korea, Japan, and Europe.
That apparently leaves one key market to an Exynos 7422 following in the footsteps of the 7420 with marginally-sounding performance and energy efficiency improvements. Yes, the GS7 will reportedly land in India in a CPU/GPU configuration similar to the S6, S6 Edge, Note 5, and S6 Edge+.
Speaking of “edgy” handhelds, we expect the S7 to also launch in standard and dual-curved flavors, and if the latter features three different processors as well, the grand total of Samsung Galaxy S7 variants is to be raised to six. Half a dozen. Think you can handle that, or would too much confusion ensue?