Although we have no solid details of the specifications of the Galaxy S7, it’s been suggested that the Samsung Galaxy S7 chipset may depend on region. This is something that Samsung has done in the past, and there are some rumors that support the idea that Samsung will return to this strategy in 2016.
Below we take a close look at not one, but two chipsets that are rumored to come standard in the S7, and it all depends on which region you live in. Find out the performance and just what’ll come packed inside of the handset you’ll be rocking in the not-so-distant future.
Galaxy S7 to Come with Exynos and Snapdragon Chipsets
Firstly, the only information we know so far about the Samsung Galaxy S7 chipset is that it will definitely be the best Samsung can offer. A lot of sources are leaning on the idea that the Samsung Galaxy S7 will be using the Snapdragon 820 SoC, but it could be possible that some regions, such as North America, could get a Samsung-crafted Exynos chipset.
We don’t know the name of the next Exynos chipset but it should be able to rival the Snapdragon 820.
Performance Differences Between the Exynos and Snapragon SoC
If Samsung decides to choose a different Samsung Galaxy S7 chipset in different regions, will there be performance differences between each version? As unfortunate as it may be, the answer will always be yes. Even if both chipsets are designed to be as similar as possible, one chip will still come out on top, even if it’s very slightly.
So far, we don’t know what Samsung will offer in the Exynos department, but it’s likely to be pretty impressive. The Snapdragon 820 has already wowed the industry in late 2015 so it will be a hard battle to fight for Samsung. We can’t say which chipset could come out on top at this time, because we simply don’t know, but one will be the better performer.
Does it Matter?
Whilst benchmark tests might clearly point out which is the better chipset in the S7, real world performance won’t be that different between each option. Unless the Exynos chip suffers from some kind of heating or battery issue, the real world differences will be negligible as both are expected to be some of the best smartphone processors in 2017.