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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┬ájust 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.

LG says there is no heat issue with Qualcomm's latest chip. Photo: Qualcomm

LG says there is no heat issue with Qualcomm’s latest chip. Photo: Qualcomm

Samsung may have dropped Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 810 chip for the Galaxy S6 due to an alleged overheating issue, but rival smartphone maker LG, which is using the chip in its new G Flex 2, has come out to defend it.

Woo Ram-chan, LG vice president for mobile product planning,┬ásays the Snapdragon 810’s performance is “quite satisfactory,” and he doesn’t understand why Samsung has an issue with heat.

You may not be able to do this with the Galaxy S6. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

You may not be able to do this with the Galaxy S6. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

At this point we’re expecting a lot of great things from the Galaxy S6 — including stellar specifications and an all-new design. But like any other smartphone, it won’t be perfect. According to a new report, Samsung’s next-generation flagship will drop one of the features that made the Galaxy S5 so great: water-resistance.

This year's Galaxy S6 could rely solely on Samsung's Exynos chips. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

This year’s Galaxy S6 could rely solely on Samsung’s Exynos chips. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Samsung’s flagship Galaxy devices come with Qualcomm’s latest and greatest Snapdragon chips every year, but the chip maker’s newest offering not be good enough for the Galaxy S6. Sources familiar with Samsung’s plans say that due to overheating issues with the Snapdragon 810, Samsung will use its own Exynos processors instead for this device.

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