Samsung Galaxy S6 rumors have been reignited after Bloomberg reported that the company might be ditching the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor due to some overheating issues in testing. However, while those rumors were not substantiated, they did reignite a conversation that had been happening quietly for the past several months. It has been long debated whether Samsung would finally take this opportunity to get away from the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, and move toward a processor that is actually developed by their own company. The Exynos processor was one that was talked about frequently over the last several months. Those with knowledge of the situation pointed out to Bloomberg,“Samsung may release the next Galaxy S as early as March, and it can’t dare to take the risk to use any of the chips in question for its most important model.”
However, it was earlier in January when an analyst at J.P. Morgan pointed out that Qualcomm’s new “Snapdragon 615 and 810 chips are suffering from overheating issues.” He also added, “These issues surfaced in December, especially for the 810, but appears to be persisting.” For phones though who have used the Snapdragon 810 processor, early reviews suggest that the chipset leads to “laggy” behavior on devices – like many said about the LG G Flex 2 – which made its world premiere at CES.
At the same time though, there are conflicting reports regarding the future of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor in the Galaxy S6. In fact, it would appear as though many are compelled to believe that Samsung will use its Exynos processor in Korea – which is made by Samsung – then elect to use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor around the world outside of Korea. That would mean those buying a Samsung Galaxy S6 here in the United States would still get the Snapdragon processor. That being said though, those same individuals also said that Samsung had resolved all of the overheating issues that were persistent with the chipset previously – so a solution may be overblown by quite a large margin.
The Galaxy S6 is expected to launch as soon as March, so those following the story will not have to wait much longer to find out who produced the chipset inside this year’s Galaxy phone. However, it should be noted that the company did not officially say that they were giving up the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor.