Tuesday, January 24, 2017

LG G6 Will Use Snapdragon 821 Chipset Because Samsung Has First Dibs on Snapdragon 835

 

Recently, we got to see how the LG G6 is going to be look like and if we talk about the specs of the device, it was widely expected that LG’s upcoming would make use of a Snapdragon 835 chipset. But unfortunately, that won't happen because Samsung has taken the first batch of the all the Snapdragon 835 chips, said the source.





The shortage of Snapdragon 835 chips is expected to last until April when the Galaxy S8 will reportedly launch. This shortage of Snapdragon 835 chips forced LG to use the previous generation of the Qualcomm’s chip which was, the Snapdragon 821.  This is what the source told Forbes :

“The Snapdragon 835 won’t be available in large quantities until after the Galaxy S8 launches,”
We can get the idea that how much closely Qualcomm and Samsung are working together on the Snapdragon 835 chip, with the latter fabricating the chips in its own foundries. Thus, it is not surprising that Samsung is getting to keep the first dibs on the chipset for its own handsets.

It is still not sure that how much difference the Snapdragon 835 will make in performance, compared to the Snapdragon 821, but Qualcomm  states that it is up to 25 percent more power efficient due to its lower fabrication process. The chipset also comes with a faster and more power efficient GPU, modem, and other key technological improvements, all of which when combined make up for a notable upgrade over the Snapdragon 821.

LG’s choice of chipset is unlikely to go down well with many power users. The Snapdragon 821 processor was present on Google Pixel smartphones that were launched last year. This year, Xiaomi Mi 6 and Nokia with a flagship phone are said to sport the Snapdragon 835 processor.

Source : Forbes