Jan 28 AT 6:50 PM Alex Wagner 6 Comments

Qualcomm says Snapdragon 810 won’t be in upcoming flagship, may be referring to Galaxy S6


Earlier this month, a rumor claimed that Samsung had decided to not use the Snapdragon 810 in the Galaxy S6. Now it looks like that report may have been the accurate.

Qualcomm today announced its Q1 FY15 earnings, and the company warned that it was lowering its outlook for the second half of its fiscal 2015. The reason? Because it expects that the Snapdragon 810 “will not be in the upcoming design cycle of a large customer’s flagship device”.

Ok, let’s go over Qualcomm’s statement and see if it applies to Samsung. Large customer? Yep. Upcoming flagship device? That fits too. And since it’s got its own Exynos chips, Samsung can afford to pass on Qualcomm and the Snapdragon 810 in its new processor.

We’ll have to wait until the Galaxy S6 is officially announced before we know for sure what processor is powering it, but it’s looking increasingly likely that whatever it is, it own’t be a Qualcomm CPU. Is that a deal breaker for you?

Source: Qualcomm

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  • steve

    I am not sure if it’s a deal beaker, but it looks that way because the 810 is a beast, with it being 40% faster than the 805, Samsung has work to do. I heard touch with is nexus like, that will get some people buying the s6

  • NattyDroid

    Not a deal breaker at all because history shows, if Samsung goes with their Exynos chip, it would have outperformed the Snapdragon anyway.
    Now the question for me is, will they be able to generate enough to meet demand?

  • sue

    no deal breaker.samsungs chips are fantastic.i have the tab s 10.5 inch tablet and it uses samsungs own chip.its really fast.i doubt anyone will miss the snapdragon.you could always wait till later in the year when the snapdragon 810 is out on another phone and get it then if you are that desperate for it.

  • TruFactz

    Eh, I’ll miss the feeling of my phone running snapdragon, as well as the supported tech behind it, but they have the sub par gpu compared to others.

  • Monk

    At least until now, Exynos performance was not a problem. The 3 issues I had with previous versions compared with Qualcomm were (on 2 Note 3 phones, one with SD801 and the other with the Exynos chip):

    1) Lack of integrated LTE on the Exynos SoC and less freq bands available than the Qualcomm version. I hope this was solved.

    2) A little worse battery life, maybe because of point 1.

    3) Less support on drivers for AOSP versions of android and the Mod community. CM and PA worked better on Qualcomm based Notes 3 than Exynos.

    • steve

      I thought my note 2 had much better battery than my sony z ultra, lg g3, and the m8. That is what I noticed. It could be the power under the hood, not sure