It Looks Like Samsung Has Dropped Qualcomm Chips for the Galaxy S6

By Gerald Lynch on at

The rumours, it seems, are true: Samsung looks set to drop Qualcomm as the chip manufacturer for its upcoming flagship phone, the Samsung Galaxy S6.

Speaking at its quarterly earnings call, a Qualcomm spokesperson announced that it would be lowering its profit expectations, after revealing it would not be a part of a "major customers" next product.

"Our Snapdragon 810 processor will not be in the upcoming design cycle of a large customer’s flagship device,” revealed the company.

That "flagship device" sounds suspiciously like the Galaxy S6 to us, and ties in with rumours that the Snapdragon 810 was suffering from overheating issues. It now seems that Samsung will instead be using its own Exynos 7420 processor in the handset, an octa-core chip which reportedly would be a class-leader in its own right. [Gigaom]