Samsung makes the first move of the year against Apple with the release of their own processor for tablets and smartphones.
Samsung, the world’s No.1 smartphone company (no, it’s not Apple) will no longer be using Qualcomm Inc’s processors for the next version of their very popular smartphones line, the Galaxy’s. Bloomberg L.P. Said the Korean company.
The South Korean company will use its own processors instead, Bloomberg said. Qualcomm’s expectations for 2015 are about to suffer a huge fall with the company already having weaker than the usual annual growth according to news released last November.
So far a Qualcomm spokesman declined to comment on the report and a Samsung spokeswoman said the company does not comment on rumours but experts say the Snapdragon 810 chip has been dealing with a numerous performance issues that may not be solved in time for the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy S6 set to release later this year. The Galaxy creators are expected to present the device on the main stage of the Mobile World Congress trade show in March, and according to some speculations it will be taking part on March 2nd.
Here’s what we know so far about the Galaxy S6:
Previous leaks from BGR say the SM-G925F will be the assigned model number to the Galaxy S6, it will feature a Quad HD (2560 x 1440 resolution) and 5.5inch display. Also it (might) feature an octa-core processor, Mali-T768 graphics processing unit, and a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera.
“Samsung will need to ensure that the phone does not disappoint in order to keep its global market share from slipping further” analysts said. The company have release Exynos processors in some devices such as the Galaxy S5 though a spokeperson said the mentioned Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips were more used.
Samsung will be showing off their next Galaxy device in less than 2 months, so we are assuming that the new chips are being tested in a good amount of phones before putting them out in the market.
Earlier this month, Samsung announced plans that say “Instead of releasing handset after handset and saturating the market with Samsung devices, it’s been decided we needs to concentrate on making fewer handsets, better.” Customers can also expect more devices to be sold cheaply.