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Model numbers of Samsung’s Galaxy S7 series allegedly show two different processor options


Based on the purported model numbers of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, it’s likely you’ll get to choose either a Exynos 8890 chipset or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC on the two smartphones – while its availability of the two options might differ by region, as it has in the past.

Giving the Snapdragon 810 a pass recently to avoid any overheating issues, Samsung usually takes advantage of two processor suppliers to meet global demands of their flagships. We’ve addressed the prospect of the two chipset option returning before here, so this further improves the chances of happening.

Seen in a leaked list provided, these were the models along with their corresponding cellular carriers (US telcos):


Notably, you’ll be able to spot that the Qualcomm processor is destined for only CDMA networks and carriers, while the Exynos 8890 will make an appearance for GSM and internationally unlocked models (Malaysia included, probably).

A reminder to all, given the unofficial mannerism of these leaks, don’t take everything as face value. If Samsung follows their numbering system seen on older models, and this list tallies, well then it could hold water. Leading up to the New Year, more (unofficial) information is likely to be released, so stay tuned.

Till then, with the possibility above, if given the choice which would you prefer? An Exynos or Snapdragon SoC? Let us know in the comments below.