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Qualcomm admits it has lost a big client- probably Samsung

The rumor mill has been churning out quite a bit of information on Samsung’s plans for the Galaxy S6 recently. However, Qualcomm may have indirectly confirmed that the Galaxy S6 will not use a Snapdragon processor, as it has admitted that it has lost a big client.

As part of its first earnings report of 2015, Qualcomm said that there were “expectations that our Snapdragon 810 processor will not be in the upcoming design cycle of a large customer’s flagship device”. This quote ties in well with recent rumors that Samsung was not happy with the Snapdragon 810’s heat management capabilities and would instead opt to use its own made Exynos CPU for the Galaxy S6.

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Source: Concept Phones

Qualcomm gave the above statement to explain why there was a dip in estimated future profit, which is understandable, Samsung are a big client to lose, so much so that Apple keeps going back to them for its own iPhone processors.

We have seen early benchmarks of the supposed Galaxy S6 processor, showing some decent performance numbers when stacked up against early results from Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 flagship.

Samsung has used Exynos chips in its devices for some time now, in-fact some variants of the Galaxy S5 use one.  It will be interesting to see how the final version of the Galaxy S6 stacks up against the competition, which are still largely expected to use Snapdragon 810 processors.

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KitGuru Says: The Samsung Galaxy S6 will launch in a couple of months with all signs suggesting that it will also use a Samsung made Exynos CPU. What do you guys make of this? Can Samsung make a chip capable of competing with Qualcomm’s highest end Snapdragon? 

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