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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
    December 18, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    And 20k the next year

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  • Lakshay Sharma
    December 18, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    these phone f/s uck

  • Akshay Shah
    December 17, 2015 at 11:46 pm

    Samsung has got a lot better after every phone

  • Abbas S Rajani
    December 17, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    Oooo, nice , cool joke.

  • Kartikay Sharma
    December 17, 2015 at 9:54 pm

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

  • Vishal Shukla
    December 17, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    Good for qualcomm

  • Abbas S Rajani
    December 17, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    Dream abt it

  • Abbas S Rajani
    December 17, 2015 at 9:39 pm

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

  • Rahul RadhaKrishnan
    December 17, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    What about mi5?

  • Kartikay Sharma
    December 17, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    Said the person who uses moto g U0001f602

  • Abbas S Rajani
    December 17, 2015 at 2:49 pm

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

  • Nastii Jay
    December 17, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    Samsuck and their fyanbois

  • Mitesh Koli
    December 17, 2015 at 11:23 am

    Exynos is also no less than sd

  • Keshav Gowda
    December 17, 2015 at 11:02 am

    sd is very stable

  • Vai Negi
    December 17, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Nah. Its just touchwiz

  • Rajan Singh
    December 17, 2015 at 10:53 am

    Hanging is not problem of chipset but of samsung itself.

  • Sarthak Mittal
    December 17, 2015 at 10:47 am

    What happens to Mi 5 and the likes :o

  • Yogesh Jain
    December 17, 2015 at 10:42 am

    Exynos is better than SD.

  • Keshav Gowda
    December 17, 2015 at 10:40 am

    atlastt they gave a break to exynos hanging chipset

  • Kartikay Sharma
    December 17, 2015 at 10:39 am

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

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