It’s only been several months since the release of the Galaxy S6 and the double-edge display clad sibling Galaxy S6 Edge, but rumors pertaining to the successor Samsung Galaxy S7 already are rocking the tech world.
Not long ago, speculation was rife Samsung is trying out both Qualcomm’s chipset and the South Korean tech giant’s own Exynos silicon. However, now, a report says, a credible industry insider has apparently uploaded several leaked documents on Weibo regarding the upcoming flagship device. The documents indicate Samsung is testing the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chip on its Galaxy S7, Phone Arena said.
As it turns out, the Samsung Galaxy S7 has apparently been codenamed "Jungfrau." The icing on the cake, however, is that the device might follow a quicker development cycle/phase, because Samsung has apparently switched to the widely-used methodology called "Agile." This also gives fodder to the speculation that, the next Samsung flagship handset will be “ready” in the second half of 2015. But then, Phone Arena says, the device might not be released in 2015, instead, Samsung would opt for an early 2016 release.
Going by the details reported in the leaked documents pertaining to the internal Android M upgrade schedule, the Galaxy S7 tied to the code name Jungfrau was apparently listed with Qualcomm MSM8996 chip. Notably, the MSM8996 chip is the Snapdragon 820. In addition, the documents reportedly had a reference to a codename called “Hero.” However, so far, no one has linked this particular codename to any device or chip, G For Games said. Samsung has not released any Galaxy S7 specifications, but Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 are expected to be announced Aug. 13.
What do you think of the Galaxy S7 being powered by a Qualcomm chip instead of Exynos? Or do you think Samsung will make two variants, one for the home country and the other for the international markets with different chipsets? Feel free to leave a comment.