One of the most important news of mobile world during the first quarter was Samsung’s decision to bet on their own Exynos SoC instead of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 for the Galaxy S6. According to the South Korean company, overheating problems Qualcomm SoC was the main reason for the change. However, the fact that Samsung is both Qualcomm competition in this sector leads to all sorts of speculation.
Now leaked documents reported that Samsung has in its roadmap for Android M testing a draft device receiving the codename of Jungfrau, which runs on a Snapdragon SoC 820, although the document refer to its chipset, the MSM8996. Some rumors suggest that might be the future Jungfrau Samsung Galaxy S7.
Obviously, the data we have are too imprecise to draw conclusions, and also be trying to test a prototype that can lead to nothing. Yet the sight of the higher-end processor Qualcomm can only suggest that if Samsung is planning to launch a device based on it, will be one that will not be aimed at less affluent pockets.
Will there be reconciliation between Samsung and Qualcomm to see a SoC of the latter in the Samsung Galaxy S7? It would be strange to see this knowing that the divorce between the two companies is still new, but in the business world everything is possible.