We've spoken to a member of O2 PR team who told us definitively that the UK version of the S7 will be equipped with the Exynos processor. Not the less powerful Qualcomm processor.
He said: "We've now had it 100% confirmed it's Exynos for here, not Snapdragon".
So that's cleared that up once and for all.
UK models of the Samsung Galaxy S7 will be equipped with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon SD820 processor rather than Samsung’s own, more powerful octa-core Exynos 8990 model, according to an O2 representative.
Citing an unnamed Samsung spokesperson, last week a report surfaced claiming that the Qualcomm processor will be reserved for Galaxy S7 phones sold in the US, China and Japan. And that over here in Blighty, we’ll get a version of the S7 powered by the Exynos 8890.
Not so, says O2 social media rep ChrisK. He claims he’s been told by Samsung reps that, in fact, the UK model will sport the less brawny Qualcomm SD820.
At the time of writing, it appears O2’s man hadn’t got anything more concrete than that.
The fact he's spoken to Samsung certainly lends his claim credence, that's for sure. But we probably shouldn't take it as gospel
With that mind, we’ve contacted O2 and Samsung with a view to confirming exactly which chipset powers the UK phone. We’ll let you know when we do.