Samsung won’t use the Snapdragon 810 processor in its Galaxy S6 due to overheating, says report

For years now, Samsung has been using a mix of its own Exynos processors — primarily in its native Korea and developing markets — and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips to power its phones, but its next flagship phone may eschew the Qualcomm option. A report from Bloomberg this morning states that Samsung will be “dropping its use of a Qualcomm Inc. chip that overheated during the Korean company’s testing,” with the part in question being the latest and most powerful Snapdragon 810 variant. If leaked pictures of the Galaxy S6 are to be believed, Samsung’s next major smartphone release will be built using an all-metal back, which is likely to have contributed to the thermal challenges the company has encountered in its testing.

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