Remember the rumors
that Samsung is testing
the next Galaxy S7 with Qualcomm chipsets, as well as with its own custom Exynos chippery? Well, according
to a report from a well-versed industry insider who posted some leaked docs on
their Weibo account, Samsung is indeed toying around with a Snapdragon
of the S7.
Codenamed "Jungfrau," the
Galaxy S7 might see a month or two faster development schedule than the Galaxy S6, courtesy of an improved
project management process, dubbed "Agile." This could very well jibe with
the previous rumors that Galaxy S7 will be ready in the second half of the year, though it might not exactly hit
the shelves in time for Christmas, but rather be announced earlier than usual
when 2016 hits.
In any case, turning back to the
leaked Samsung docs below, these are for the internal Android M upgrade schedule, and on one we can
clearly see the codename Jungfrau used along with the "hero" device
notation, while on the other the Galaxy S7 Jungfrau is listed with a Qualcomm
MSM8996 version, which is the internal codename of none other but Snapdragon
820. In a nutshell, Samsung might indeed be testing Galaxy S7 with both a new
Exynos, and the upcoming Snapdragon scorcher, while the Android M update work
has obviously been greenlit, too, so we might indeed witness a sped-up
development scenario for Samsung's next flagship.