A few days ago we revealed leaked specs for the Snapdragon 820. And if you may remember, Samsung ditched Qualcomm and used their homebrewed Exynos 7420 chipsets in the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge flagships. We can’t really blame them with that wise choice. However, if these documents are found to be true, we may see Sammy start using Snapdragon processors again in the Galaxy S7 series. S7 Series? Yes, manufacturers plan their devices years before release, and this one is no different.
We apologize for the poor quality, but hey, even those UFO videos don’t offer the best quality. You can see the ‘MSM8996’ codename, which we reported a short time ago was the codename for the Snapdragon 820. We can also see it is running Android M.
We might actually see Samsung having 2 variants of the S7, an Exynos version and a Snapdragon version. They’ve done this before, and as leaks reveal the 820 might score less than the Exynos 7420 in benchmarks, it quite frankly won’t surprise us.
What do you think? Is Samsung doing the right thing?