Samsung to Have Snapdragon 820 Exclusivity Until April

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As we all know, Qualcomm is ready to start off the new year with its new and powerful Snapdragon 820 chipset. And it has also been rumoured that many of 2016’s flagship devices will sport the new chipset. However, word around the rumour mill is that Samsung is planning to keep the chipset to itself for the first three months.

Here’s why that is. As you may also know that Samsung is planning to unveil its next flagship Galaxy S7 devices. These devices will come in two versions. One will sport Qualcomm’s newest chipset while the other will feature the Exynos 8890 chipset. And Samsung wants exclusive rights to the Snapdragon 820, at least initially. The company wants to show off the new SoC with the Galaxy S7 before anyone else gets there.


So what does this mean for other companies like Xiaomi which is ready to launch the Mi 5 flagship smartphone with the Snapdragon 820 chipset? The Chinese company had already delayed the launch that was initially supposed to take place in December due to the launch of the Snapdragon 820 chipset. Now, if rumours are true and Samsung does indeed hold exclusive rights to the next-gen SoC until April, then this would mean that other flagship devices like the Mi 5 and LG G5 won’t see a launch in the first quarter.

Samsung’s next flagship smartphone has been rumoured to come with a pressure sensitive screen (like Apple’s 3D Touch), a retina scanner, a USB Type-C port, and an improved camera, among other things.

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  • Saptarshi Das

    And 20k the next year

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  • Lakshay Sharma

    these phone f/s uck

  • Akshay Shah

    Samsung has got a lot better after every phone

  • Abbas S Rajani

    Oooo, nice , cool joke.

  • Kartikay Sharma

    Abbas woah woah…. We have a bragger here… Did I touched a nerve?it was a joke U0001f608

  • Vishal Shukla

    Good for qualcomm

  • Abbas S Rajani

    Dream abt it

  • Abbas S Rajani

    Come n see how many phones i have , sgxs 6 , iphone 5 s , htc one m8

  • Rahul RadhaKrishnan

    What about mi5?

  • Kartikay Sharma

    Said the person who uses moto g U0001f602

  • Abbas S Rajani

    And at the end , you will certainly go and buy Micromax phone’s. Lol.

  • Nastii Jay

    Samsuck and their fyanbois

  • Mitesh Koli

    Exynos is also no less than sd

  • Keshav Gowda

    sd is very stable

  • Vai Negi

    Nah. Its just touchwiz

  • Rajan Singh

    Hanging is not problem of chipset but of samsung itself.

  • Sarthak Mittal

    What happens to Mi 5 and the likes :o

  • Yogesh Jain

    Exynos is better than SD.

  • Keshav Gowda

    atlastt they gave a break to exynos hanging chipset

  • Kartikay Sharma

    Another Samsung phone which gonna launch at mid 50s or even 60s and going to be sold at 35-39k after 3 months….