Rumour has it that the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge will début early next year (possibly Q1) and will feature two different processors depending on the region. The two processors we expect to see are the Snapdragon 820 and Exynos 8890 and thanks to a new leak we now have an idea of which countries are getting which.
According to the leak, the Exynos 8890 will power the international unlocked models (SM-G930F, SM-G935F), the Korean variants (SM-G930 S/K/L, SM-G935 S/K/L), the Canadian variants (SM-G930W8, SM-G935W8), the T-Mobile variants (SM-G930T, SM-G935T), and the AT&T variants (SM-G930A, SM-G935A).
Those that will get the Snapdragon 820 include the China variants (SM-G9300, SM-G9350), the Verizon variants (SM-G930V, SM-G935V), the Sprint variants (SM-G930P, SM-G935P) and the US Cellular variants (SM-G930R4, SM-G935R4).
It appears that Samsung has split the chips based on the network type as the devices destined for CDMA carriers are sporting the Snapdragon 820 while devices destined for GSM carriers are utilizing the Exynos. I for one have always been a fan of Samsung’s Exynos chips and am glad that that is what we’re getting here in Canada.
It should be noted that this information is unconfirmed at this point and SamMobile isn’t familiar with the source so don’t carve it in stone quite yet.