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Samsung might do the unthinkable to keep its Galaxy S6 launch on track

Galaxy S6 Rumors: Release Date

One of the common features of this year’s high-end Android handsets will be processor options, with top manufacturers likely to choose Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 System-on-Chip (SoC) for some of their best handsets scheduled to hit stores in 2015. But Qualcomm has been rumored more than once to have encountered certain performance issues with the Snapdragon 810 that are serious enough to cause significant launch delays for many flagship devices, including Samsung’s highly anticipated Galaxy S6 beast.

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A new report from Taiwanese publication Digitimes now says that Samsung might do the unthinkable and ditch Qualcomm processors in its Galaxy S6. Instead of the Snapdragon 810, an octa-core 64-bit SoC that should offer some advanced features in future top smartphones, so Samsung might choose to only utilize its Exynos CPUs in the upcoming Galaxy S6 smartphones.

Traditionally, Samsung has released two Galaxy S models in the past years, at least when it comes to processor options, including Snapdragon- and Exynos-based models. But the company might be more interested in avoiding any potential Galaxy S6 shipping delays caused by the Snapdragon 810’s overheating issues than anything else.

Digitimes says that industry sources have also suggested that Samsung may utilize Snapdragon 810 chips in the Galaxy S6 as soon as the chipmaker has fixed the rumored issues. Analysts suggested recently that any fixes Qualcomm may need to implement could lead to delays of up to three months for certain phones.

Chris Smith started writing about gadgets as a hobby, and before he knew it he was sharing his views on tech stuff with readers around the world. Whenever he's not writing about gadgets he miserably fails to stay away from them, although he desperately tries. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.

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