LG is highly talked about the launch the G6 and recent reports suggest that the company may not be using the latest and the most high-end processor of the year, the Snapdragon 835. Instead, it was said that the LG G6 will be sporting last year's Snapdragon 821. The reason behind this is Samsung's decision to prioritize itself when it comes to the Snapdragon 835 supply.
Samsung As The SD835 Producer
As per Semi Accurate, LG G6 will not be using the latest Snapdragon chipset. Apparently, Samsung is the one producing the Snapdragon 835 chip for Qualcomm. With that, the Galaxy S8-maker will be taking the first production of the SD835 for its own flagship phone this year. This means that competitors like LG won't be able to get some of the Snapdragon chipsets until Samsung has taken all that it needs. This means that if LG is really determined to use the Snapdragon 835 processor for the LG G6, the company should wait for the ramping up of the chipset's production and delay the LG G6 launch to up to 3-4 months.
LG G6 And Its Use Of Snapdragon 821
There are advantages and disadvantages in LG's decision to use the Snapdragon 821 for the LG G6. Sure, this processor is not the newest one on the market but it's not bad either. In fact, it is the fastest processor of last year that flagship phones boasted of. Additionally, with LG not waiting in line to get the Snapdragon 835, the company will be able to release the LG G6 earlier than its rivals. This means LG G6 will be able to snag sales from yet-to-launch flagship phones like Samsung's Galaxy S8 and others. According to GSM Arena, the LG flagship is expected to go on sale this March while the Galaxy S8 phones aren't expected until April. For some people who are excited to buy a 2017 flagship, the chipset may not matter at all.