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"Get your hands on a bigger boom." Photo: HTC

“Get your hands on a bigger boom.” Photo: HTC

HTC’s BoomSound speakers are already the best smartphone speakers you can get — by far. But the Taiwanese company promises it’ll deliver an even “bigger boom” with the One M9, which makes its debut at Mobile World Congress next week.

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Samsung may have dropped the Snapdragon 810 from its Galaxy S6 lineup, but plenty of other hardware makers are perfectly happy with it.

To remind fans and partners of that, Qualcomm today issued a press release confirming the chip’s adoption by more than 60 “premium tier mobile devices,” and containing heaps of praise from LG, Motorola, Microsoft, and others.

A big name won't be using the Snapdragon 810. Photo: Qualcomm

A big name won’t be using the Snapdragon 810. Photo: Qualcomm

Without naming any names, Qualcomm warned that its earnings for the current fiscal quarter will be lower than first expected after its new Snapdragon 810 processor was dropped by “a large customer.”

The announcement follows speculation surrounding Samsung’s decision not to use the chip in its upcoming Galaxy S6 due to a possible heat issue.

Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android.

Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android.

Qualcomm is hard at work on building a modified version of its flagship Snapdragon 810 processor just for the Galaxy S6, recent reports have claimed — but only handsets powered by Samsung’s own Exynos chipset are expected to be available at launch.

If you have to have a Qualcomm chip, then, you’re going to need to wait.

Samsung could get special treatment from Qualcomm. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Samsung could get special treatment from Qualcomm. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Samsung’s issues with the original Snapdragon 810 may have forced Qualcomm to build a brand new processor just for the Galaxy S6.

Sources say the chipmaker is modifying the original design of its latest SoC to secure its place in what will almost certainly be Samsung’s best-selling smartphone to date — and quite possibly the most successful Android-powered device of 2015.

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