A fresh new report out of Korea claims Samsung is considering a 1:1 ratio between the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 and Exynos 8890 chips for the Galaxy S7.
Earlier rumors had suggested that Samsung will be using the Exynos 8890 chipset on the majority of Galaxy S7 models and that the Snapdragon 820 chip will only be utilized in the US and Chinese variants. However, it is being reported that Samsung hasn’t been able to achieve the expected yield rate for the new Exynos 8890 chipset, forcing it to increase orders for the Snapdragon 820. Reports also suggest the Exynos 8890 chip has entered mass production, on Samsung’s 14nm FinFET node.
Both the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 and Exynos 8890 powered variants of the Samsung Galaxy S7 are expected to offer Cat.12 LTE support. The Galaxy S7, along with its ‘Edge’ siblings, could be announced as soon as January next year, with sales expected to begin by the middle of February.