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Leaked Samsung docs show Galaxy S7 testing with Snapdragon 820 and Android M

Monday, August 10, 2015

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 820 variation 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.

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