Before the Samsung Galaxy S6 made its debut, rumors suggested that it would come equipped with Samsung’s own Exynos processor rather than a Qualcomm chip like many previous Galaxy devices. That turned out to be true, and now Samsung co-CEO J.K. Shin has shed some light on why that decision was made.
Speaking to The Korea Times, J.K. Shin has said that while Samsung previously relied heavily on Qualcomm processors, the company is “flexible.” The exec went on to say that Samsung always uses the best components and materials available in order to differentiate their products. His full quote:
"Samsung previously used more Qualcomm mobile processors. But we are flexible. If Qualcomm chips are good enough, then we will use them. Samsung always uses the best-quality components and materials to differentiate our products from those by rivals."
Shin’s statement makes it sound like Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 wasn’t able to perform on the same level as Samsung’s Exynos 7420 processor. Rumors suggest that the Snapdragon 810 overheated in Samsung’s testing. That’s still unconfirmed, but Qualcomm did recently enlist major device makers like LG, Microsoft, and Motorola to talk up the Snapdragon 810’s quality. It'll be interesting to see how Samsung's Exynos 7420 compares to the Snapdragon 810 in our testing.
Is it a big deal to you that the Galaxy S6 has an Exynos processor instead of a Snapdragon?