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Qualcomm Could Pay Samsung Over $1 Billion to Make the Snapdragon 820 Chip

Qualcomm has confirmed that Samsung will build its flagship Snapdragon 820 mobile chip. The South Korean powerhouse could pocket over $1 billion from the deal, which would come in fairly handy right about now. Samsung’s had a relatively rough ride recently, financially-speaking, and is looking to explore new profit-boosting avenues. Read More >>

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Samsung May Have Snapdragon 820 Exclusivity Until April, Leaving LG and Sony Stuck

According to mutterings coming out of China, Samsung’s bagged itself exclusive rights to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chip until April 2016. If the rumours are true, the South Korean firm would be the only smartphone manufacturer with access to the processor. With MWC taking place in February -- and releases usually following soon after -- that could put rival companies in a bit of a sticky spot. Read More >>

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Snapdragon 820 Phones Will Have Much Better Signal and Battery Life, Says Qualcomm

The Snapdragon 810 chip was a bit of a disappointment. It was plagued with overheating complaints and overlooked by Samsung for its 2015 flagships, so Qualcomm’s hoping to bounce back with its next-gen processor, the Snapdragon 820. Read More >>