Samsung's next Galaxy Note iteration could use Qualcomm's Snapdragon chip.
Qualcomm, which lost processor orders for Samsung Galaxy S series flagship devices; Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, is currently vying for chip orders from the South Korean tech major for its next-gen Galaxy Note dubbed Galaxy Note 5, reports Digitimes quoting unidentified industry sources.
Further, the chip manufacturer is striving to win the processor order for Note 5, which is slated for release in the second half of this year, the source added.
The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), which produces the Snapdragon 810 chip set, is believed to have been contracted to manufacture the chips through 20nm architecture. But, is likely to see a dip in orders due to Samsung cancelling the Qualcomm chip for its Galaxy S6 series.
However, the sources said that TSMC could get a chance of obtaining orders from Qualcomm for chips to be used in Samsung's upcoming large-screen smartphone.
Unlike the previous Galaxy S line-up (which come with Snapdragon and Exynos variants), the new Galaxy S6 and its curved screen off-spin use Samsung's native Exynos 7420 chip featuring an octa-core processor.
The main reason, which prompted Samsung to dump Qualcomm's chip in favour of its own Exynos chip is attributed to the overheating issues found in the Snapdragon 810.
But the extensive benchmark tests for Snapdragon 810 chip conducted by AnandTech, suggests no overheating issues. Besides, a posting on the Chinese social networking site, Weibo also states that the overheating issues of Snapdragon 810 chip has been solved, the information about which comes from a TSMC source.