Samsung could partner with Qualcomm again for the Galaxy S7

Samsung's Galaxy S7 could rock a Qualcomm processor after Samsung ditched Qualcomm's technology for the Galaxy S6.

| Aug 25, 2015 at 12:07 am CDT

Samsung and Qualcomm had a very public breakup over the Galaxy S6, with Samsung opting to use its own Exynos processor inside of the new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge smartphones. But it looks like Qualcomm is coming back for some more, after Samsung sent them some flowers, of course.

Samsung could partner with Qualcomm again for the Galaxy S7 |

For the upcoming Galaxy S7, it looks as though Samsung could see Qualcomm powering its latest handset, with rumors flying that Samsung is testing out Qualcomm's next-generation Snapdragon processor. The SoC in question is the Snapdragon 820, which is expected to reach handsets and tablets in early 2016, just in time for Samsung to get it into the Galaxy S7.

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 will include custom Kryo or Hydra cores for the very first time, as well as the Adreno 530 GPU which will provide 40% more horsepower and reduced power consumption.

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