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Samsung Galaxy S6 Drops Qualcomm Chip for Overheating

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Samsung will be dropping Qualcomm processors from its next flagship smartphone after a new chip reportedly failed overheating tests in Korea.

The Korean tech company behind this year’s anticipated Galaxy S6 forsakes its regularly used chip maker over this recent safety concern and the processor in question is Qualcomm’s latest octa-core Snapdragon 810 – the most powerful to date which has been clocked up to 2GHz and apparently does not play nice when pressed up against with the alleged all-metal casing of Samsung’s next premium offering.

Samsung does manufacture its own ARM-based chips called Exynos which will be used in its place and is currently supplied in some Asian markets for the Galaxy S5. Exynos 7 is LTE capable and now said to become the chip of choice in the S6 in western regions including the UK and United States since safety issues with the fiery Snapdragon cannot be worked out. It’s also been noted that shares in Qualcomm fell by a few percent after the news broke.

AS far as we the consumers are concerned, there’s nothing to suggest that this change of chip set will delay the Samsung Galaxy S6 from being announced in at an Unpacked event in March ready for a sales release soon after – but Samsung is of course keeping quiet about the chipset matter publically. Thanks to someone with ‘direct knowledge’ of the matter was willing to share this information giving us some idea of the situation.

Samsung is also reported to be thinking of changing the charging method for the next generation Galaxy S and rumour suggests magnetic resonance charging. Again this may be related to the heat factor and that metal casing but like much of the pre Mobile World Congress hype it’s still just rumour until proven fact on that stage in Barcelona.

Also See: Galaxy S6 Might Use New Charge Method

Source: Bloomberg