Samsung Galaxy S6 won't use Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 as it 'overheats'

Samsung says that the Snapdragon 810 processor from Qualcomm makes its upcoming Galaxy S6 overheat, will use its own Exynos processor instead.

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After years upon years and millions upon millions of devices sold with Qualcomm processors inside, Samsung is rumored to be dropping the Snapdragon 810 processor from its upcoming Galaxy S6. The reason? Bloomberg is reporting that the South Korean giant isn't happy with overheating issues in its new Galaxy S6 handset.

Samsung Galaxy S6 won't use Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 as it 'overheats' |

The new report from Bloomberg says that Samsung would be "dropping its use of a Qualcomm Inc. chip that overheated during the Korean company's testing". The chip that Bloomberg is referring to is the Snapdragon 810, which has been used in many devices so far, and even upcoming devices like the new LG G Flex 2 smartphone, and it should be baked into the upcoming HTC One M9 smartphone.

Bloomberg says that the "new Galaxy S will be equipped with Samsung's most advanced chips" which would mean we could expect Samsung to provide its own Exynos range of processors inside of the Galaxy S6. We normally see Samsung use its Exynos range in some of its smartphones, usually splitting the load with Qualcomm processors depending on the market. But a full head first dive into only using Exynos processors for its upcoming flagship smartphone would be a big shift for the company.


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