There's been a lot of talk concerning Samsung's decision to drop Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 chipset for its Galaxy S6 flagship in favor of its in-house Exynos 7420 SoC (system-on-chip).
Previous rumors claimed Qualcomm's new chipset for high-end mobile devices has overheating issues, which was one of the reasons Samsung has decided to make its own chipset for Galaxy S6.
These overheating issues seem to have been confirmed by preliminary benchmarks of some prototypes that were equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processors.
However, the chipset manufacturer managed to fix the problem in v2. of Snapdragon 810, but that may have been already too late for Samsung to backtrack on its initial decision.
After Samsung announced its Galaxy S6 smartphones over the weekend, the company's CEO JK Shin explained why the new flagships have Exynos chipset inside and not Qualcomm.
In an interview for Korea Times, JK Shin said that “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.”
Basically, the overheating issues may have nothing to do with Samsung's decision to give up on using Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 chipsets inside its flagship smartphones.
However, it may have something to do with the fact that they weren't performing as good as Samsung would have expected.
And from the first benchmarks made with preliminary versions of Galaxy S6, it does look that Samsung was right to go with its Exynos 7420 chipset, which is superior to Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 by a lot.
On top of that, Samsung is making sure no other smartphone launched on the market has such a powerful chipset unless it wants it. This makes Samsung Galaxy S6 the most powerful smartphone on the market, according to their preliminary tests.
Samsung has high expectations with Galaxy S6 and JK Shin said that he was impressed by the warm reviews from his company's teams and employees about the product: “We've tried our very best. Let's see what happens.” Let's.