According to a leaked document, the Samsung Galaxy S7 could be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. Seeing how the Korean giant decided to drop the controversial Snapdragon 810 processor in favour of its own Exynos 7420 chipset for the Galaxy S6 duo, this is an interesting change.
The leaked document that came from China shows that a device codenamed “Jungfrau” has support for “MSM8996”, which is the model number of the Snapdragon 820 processor. Jungfrau, on the other hand, is the supposed codename of the Galaxy S7.
Then again, it’s too early for anything to be finalised. After all, it’s not until next year when a possible successor to the Galaxy S6 will be unveiled (if at all). However, it’s possible that Samsung is considering to use Qualcomm’s yet to be released processor for its upcoming flagship based on this leaked document.
2015 hasn’t exactly been a good year for Qualcomm. Its current high-end processor, the Snapdragon 810, has been scrutinised every time a new flagship device is unveiled with the chipset. While many manufacturers promise that their devices do not have any overheating issue, consumers are still sceptical.
In any case, Qualcomm has a lot riding on the Snapdragon 820 processor. Whether or not Samsung will eventually use the chipset for the Galaxy S7 could be crucial for the semiconductor company.