Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 processor is being regarded as the go-to processor for 2015′s flagship devices. Samsung and HTC, however, isn't biting. Reports have come out stating that the company will be passing on the Snapdragon 810 and instead opting to use its own Exynos processor in the upcoming Galaxy S6.
The latest news from Qualcomm seems to back those reports up. Qualcomm today released a list of manufacturers who have endorsed the Snapdragon 810 and will likely utilize it in upcoming devices. That list includes high-profile manufacturers such as LG, Motorola, Xiaomi, Sony, Microsoft and Oppo. No new devices were named, but it does seem to point to these manufacturers using the Snapdragon 810 in future device.
"The LG Flex2 is designed to represent a new class of innovation at the premium tier with the dynamically curved design, a richer feature set and faster performance than the previous generation," said Chris Yie, vice president, head of marketing communications at LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. "With an advanced feature set and stunning multimedia support, the Snapdragon 810 provides us with a tremendous foundation to enable the most advanced mobile experiences for consumers."
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"Microsoft and Qualcomm's long standing collaboration has allowed the two companies to offer compelling business, imaging, and entertainment experiences with Lumia smartphones running on Windows Phone," said Juha Kokkonen, general manager for portfolio and product management at Microsoft. "We look forward to continuing this relationship to deliver best in class Lumia smartphones, powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 processors, and offer an unprecedented combination of processing power, rich multimedia, high-performance graphics and wireless connectivity for our customers." Microsoft will also use the snapdragon 810 processors in their latest Lumia phones which will be base on Windows 10.
Qualcomm announced their FY Q1 2015 earning recently and it said that it has lowered the outlook for fiscal 2015 as it expects the new Snapdragon 810 chip will not be used in large customer's flagship smartphone.
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