Forbes: LG G6 to rely on last year’s Snapdragon 821 SoC?

Forbes: LG G6 to rely on last year’s Snapdragon 821 SoC?

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Well this is awkward I guess. According to a recent report from Forbes, the LG G6 (we gave you its first official render yesterday by the way), won’t be powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 SoC! Instead rumors say that it will use last year’s Snapdragon 821 SoC, just like HTC U Ultra did!

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And the reason for this mishap? It seems that Samsung has already claimed all the available production of the Snapdragon 835 SoC for its upcoming Galaxy S8 model and there are no SoC’s left for the other manufacturers – at least not before April.

In case you didn’t know, Qualcomm has developed the Snapdragon 835 in collaboration with Samsung. This – kind of- entitles Samsung to make sure it won’t run into supply shortages for its next-gen flagship handset, but not without causing problems to other manufacturers like HTC, LG and others.

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  • bro-reac

    Samsung still causing issues for others.

  • MattD

    Not really: samsung will use exynos chips in its main markets, so it’s totally unbelievable to think it’s going to use that many Qualcomm socs… The thing that really bother me is that rumor about sealed battery: after all they found a neat solution on lg v20, it would be stupid for them to discard that awesome idea just to conform to samsung and apple

    • bro-reac

      I think they are following the trend. SInce quite a number of people are looking at IP certified gadgets they were left with no choice.
      But I know that they can figure out a away of bringing a removable battery and still keep it water and dust proof. I personally prefer a removable battery to water-proofing shit.

      • MinusPlusDivide

        In the past, Samsung Galaxy S5 has both removable battery / micro sd slot and IP certification.

        So I wish LG has both removable battery , sd card slot with IP certication too.

        and I also wish Samsung stop causing issues to other brands like keep all stock of newest high end Qualcomm SOC to themselves only.

        • bro-reac

          Well it is Samsung building the chips so I think it hand-twisted QC.
          But your point of the Galaxy S5 makes alot of sense and I think this will be brought in by some manufactures in future when people realize that they do not need to upgrade phones each year but cost of replacing battery is too high.

    • yalok

      No so stupid if they want to be profitable.

  • Samsung made an Apple move, but if they helped developing it then they should have some retribution.
    The Samsung S8 is coming out in April anyway, so LG could have waited as well instead of launching the G6 with a “last gen” CPU.

  • yalok

    I would rather have battery life on same level as S7 edge, than have to carry a spare battery with me all the time. Also, then, one has to charge two batteries..no thanks.

    I know some need the replaceable batteries, but considering LG mobile devision losses, they rather follow what the majority of users want.

    I would’ve gladly bought G3/4/5 or V10/20 if their battery life wouldn’t suck.
    SoC is not that important for me. SD820 is more than enough.