Samsung broke from tradition when it came to the processors powering its current flagship Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.
In previous years, the company used both Qualcomm's highest-end processor and Samsung's Exynos processor, depending on region. The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge exclusively use the company's octa-core Exynos 7420 chip and reportedly skipped using the Snapdragon 810 due to numerous reports of overheating.
In August, we reported that Samsung was believed to be testing the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge with Qualcomm's highly-anticipated Snapdragon 820 processor and Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It appears Samsung is returning to using its very own Exynos 8890 processor and Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 setup when it releases the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in February, depending on region.
A new report claims to reveal which carriers will get a Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge powered by an Exynos 8890 or Snapdragon 820 chip, plus the model numbers of each smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge with Exynos 8890 processors include the International unlocked — SM-G930F and SM-G935F, T-Mobile — SM-G930T and SM-G935T, AT&T — SM-G930A and SM-G935A, Canada — SM-G930W8 and SM-G935W8 and Korean versions — SM-G930 S/K/L and SM-G935 S/K/L.
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processors include, Verizon — SM-G930V and SM-G935V, Sprint — SM-G930P and SM-G935P, U.S. Cellular — SM-G930R4 and SM-G935R4 and China — SM-G9300 and SM-G9350 models.
According to a latest report, AT&T is already testing the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, signaling the smartphones could go on sale immediately after Samsung officially launches the pair. The company is reportedly planning an Unpacked event scheduled for Feb. 21 to kick off Mobile World Congress 2016, just as it did last year around the same time for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.
Latest reports have also suggested that Samsung is planning to cut the price of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, and claim it will be cheaper than the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge at launch.
As always, we'll keep you posted on any new Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge news as it becomes available.