Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Qualcomm Powers New Samsung Galaxy Note7 Design
San Diego-based semiconductor developer Qualcomm said this morning that its Snapdragon processors are being used by Samsung, for its upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note7. Qualcomm said that Samsung has selected its Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, plus the Qualcomm Adreno 530 GPU, Qualcomm Hexagon 680 DSP, and Qualcomm Haven as the basis of the tablet. The new Samsung Galaxy Note7 ships on August 19th. Although Samsung has previously used Qualcomm's processors in the Samsung Galaxy Note line, the last generation of the note had used Samsung's own proprietary processor, instead of Qualcomm's technology. Qualcomm had announced its processors would be used by Samsung for the Galaxy Note7 in February.