Qualcomm has sort of confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy S6 will not be using its latest processor, the Snapdragon 810. Qualcomm has not said these words exactly but a statement from the company reads, “We have lowered our outlook for the second half of fiscal 2015 in our semiconductor business because of expectations that our Snapdragon 810 processor will not be in the upcoming design cycle of a large customer’s flagship device.”
We can conclude that the big customer Qualcomm is talking about here is Samsung. Samsung is the only manufacturer that has raised concerns about the Snapdragon 810 overheating. Samsung is considering using its own Exynos 7420 processor in the Galaxy S6 if the issue is not resolved.
LG, the other big player, is already using the Snapdragon 810 in its LG G Flex 2 and has gone ahead to say that the processor has no overheating issues in any way. LG believes that if the Snapdragon 810 is found to have overheating issues, the sales of the G Flex 2 will be affected.
Qualcomm revealed this news about the Galaxy S6 when it was releasing its first quarter results for 2015. The figures were very impressive with a net profit of $2.1 billion from $7.1 billion of revenue. The company also lowered its earnings expectations for this quarter because of increased competition from china and Samsung ditching the Snapdragon 810.