LG G6 Might Not Come With a Snapdragon 835 and Samsung Could Be Responsible
With 2017 underway, it is only fitting that this year’s flagships are outfitted with none other than Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835. However, some high-end phones are still coming with the Snapdragon 821, bitterly disappointing consumers, and it looks like that might be the case with the upcoming LG G6. However, LG might be forced to make this move and according to the latest rumor, it has Samsung to blame for the latest development.
LG G6 Might Not Come With a Snapdragon 835 Because Samsung Might Have Hogged the Initial Shipments From Qualcomm
According to the latest report from Forbes, the source stated the following regarding the Snapdragon 835’s availability for different Android flagships:
“The Snapdragon 835 won't be available in large quantities until after the Galaxy S8 launches.”
Keep in mind that the Galaxy S8 is expected to launch after MWC 2017, whereas LG’s G6 is going to be announced during this trade show, so while LG might be able to showcase the flagship running the world’s first 10nm FinFET SoC, large quantities of the smartphone might not be available to consumers because Samsung will be requiring the initial batch of chipsets from Qualcomm. The source states that the LG G6 will be running a Snapdragon 821 which isn’t a bad performing SoC at all, and with the smartphone running Android Nougat 7.0, the device is going to be Daydream compatible straight away.
However, the flagship’s high price could stray consumers away from the handset, because they will probably tell themselves to wait for the S8 since it will house better hardware, leading to better efficiency and hence better battery life. Remember to take this information with a pinch of salt because whatever we have heard about the LG G6, we’d be extremely disappointed to hear that the flagship would not be running a Snapdragon 835.