Rumor: CDMA/GSM Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge To Get Different CPUs

Over the last several weeks, there have been a growing number of rumors revolving around Samsung's next generation Galaxy S device, the Galaxy S7. According to some of the rumors, Samsung is preparing to launch the phone earlier than the timeframe for the launch of last year's Galaxy S6, stating a possible early to mid Q12016 reveal of the device. Another prominent rumor circles around the possible use of two different processors, as Samsung are potentially using the Snapdragon 820 CPU in half the phones while they'll be using they're recently announced Exynos 8890 CPU in the other half.

As of today, model numbers for both the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge have shown up listed along with the processors that are to power them. The model numbers are listed as SM-G930 and SM-G935, both of which were mentioned over the last couple of days as AT&T are said to already be testing their variants of the phones labeled with model numbers SM-G930A and SM-G935A. According to this recent rumor, Samsung is planning on using the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset in all CDMA variants of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, which includes the SM-G9300 and SM-G9350 models for China, the SM-G930V and SM-G935V for Verizon Wireless, as well as the models for both Sprint, listed as model numbers SM-G930P, SM-G935P, and US Cellular, listed as SM-G930R4 and SM-G935R4.

As for Samsung's own Exynos 8890 chipset, these are said to be powering all the GSM-based models, including the international unlocked models , as well as the models meant for T-Mobile, AT&T, Canada, and the models for Samsung's own country of South Korea. The model numbers for these are SM-G930F, SM-G935F, SM-G930T, SM-G935T, SM-G930A, SM-G935A, SM-G930W8, SM-G935W8, and SM-G930 S/K/L, SM-G935 S/K/L respectively. It's interesting that Samsung would choose to split up the processor by network technology, but if there is truth to these rumors then both processors will in fact be used for both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. This also serves as another detail highlighting that there will be another Edge variant of Samsung's flagship smartphone, although none of these details have been confirmed by Samsung just yet. With CES just around the corner at the beginning of next year and a possible February launch of Samsung's latest and greatest, it won't be long before more information pops up.

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