Samsung will no longer be using microprocessing chips from Qualcomm in its Galaxy S phones. According to Bloomberg, this was due in part to the chip overheating in the company’s latest round of testing.
Samsung announced it will use its own chips in the next generation of the Galaxy S smartphone.
Samsung tested a new version of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chip, sometimes referred to as the “810,” and determined it was not a good fit for their new line of Galaxy S devices. Qualcomm is the world’s largest manufacturer for semiconductors used in smartphones, and the company has consistently provided Samsung with chips to support their best-selling smartphones.
“Our Snapdragon 810 processor will not be in the upcoming design cycle of a large customer’s flagship device,” said Qualcomm in a company statement.
Samsung is currently the second largest chipmaker in the world, and this decision is an attempt for the company to become more self-reliant. Samsung recently invested $15 billion to build a new factory outside Seoul for making microprocessors.
The new Galaxy S will feature Samsung’s most advanced chips. Currently, there is no official release date for the phone, but analysts predict it could be as early as March.