After recent reports that Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 chip was suffering from overheating problems, Samsung may have to depend on its own Exynos chips instead.
Understandably, Samsung may not be willing to run the risk with a chip that’s overheating and anything less recent than the 810 would be too old for a flagship handset. Of course, if Samsung does use its in-house chip, it must ensure that this chip performs as well as, if not better than, the first flagship handset that uses the Snapdragon 810.
Qualcomm has been Samsung’s chip partner since the release of the Galaxy SII. The chip manufacturer wants to keep this partnership going and is reportedly working on an updated processor. Qualcomm is expected to provide Samsung with a new version of the Snapdragon chip in March.
It’s unclear if this new chip will arrive in time for the Samsung Galaxy S6. If not, Samsung will have to use its own Exynos chipsets. Even if the Galaxy S6 arrives too soon for Qualcomm to iron out its issues, it’s unlikely that we’ve seen the last of the partnership between the two.