For reasons unknown, or maybe Samsung didn’t think it was important, up until now it has not been 100% confirmed what processor the Galaxy S7 would ship with. For the past year, Samsung has relied on its own Exynos processors to run its high-end devices, but it seems the company is back to using two difference processors depending on the region of the device.

It was speculated that the Galaxy s7 may solely be powered by the new Snapdragon 820 and confirmation of the processor seemed to be missed out from all of the publications we’d seen so far. However, the information on the processors used in the Galaxy S7 has finally been offered in the form of the official press release from Samsung and Qualcomm.

As was the case in earlier Galaxy models, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in the US will use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor, with the rest of the world using Samsung’s Exynos.

The Exynos 8 Octa processor was announced last year by Samsung, who say it’s 30 percent more powerful and 10 percent more efficient than last years Exynos 7 in the Galaxy S6. The Snapdragon 820 is the latest offering from Qualcomm and will be the chip of choice for devices this year, including the already announced LG G5.

So now at least you know.


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