Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7 to be powered by Qualcomm and Exynos chipset options IBTimes UK

Although Samsung is focusing more on expanding its Exynos chipsets, a new online report claims the presence of Qualcomm and Exynos chipset options for the Galaxy S7. The new flagship smartphone is expected to be launched early next year and will be available as the successor to the Galaxy S6.

South Korea's Electronic Times reported that the Samsung Galaxy S7 will come with Qualcomm and Exynos chipset options to take on the competition. The US and China version of the Galaxy S7 is rumoured to be powered by a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, while the other markets will get the Exynos chipset-powered flagship.

Unlike the rumoured Galaxy S7, the currently available Galaxy S6 has an Exynos chipset, particularly an Exynos 7420 chipset with a 1.5GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU and a 2.1GHz quad-core Cortex-A57 CPU. The Exynos chipset on this year's Galaxy series flagship comes along with a Mali-T760MP8 GPU and 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM.

Samsung has not yet revealed any details about the Galaxy S7. However, a previous report suggested that the Galaxy S7 would come with a microSD card slot. This means that next year's Samsung flagship would allow users to expand its built-in storage by adding a compatible microSD card. Also, there are rumours that the smartphone would have 32GB and 64GB internal storage options.

The Galaxy S7 is rumoured to come in 5.2-inch and 5.8-inch screen sizes and is said to have a metallic outer-body, similar to the Galaxy S6. Moreover, the new smartphone is expected to run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box and would have a new version of the proprietary TouchWiz UX with pre-installed features like Samsung Pay and S Health.