LG to Pair Up with Qualcomm to Compensate for G6 Downside

May 30, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

LG’s G6 was a perfectly packed device, except for the fact that it was put on the wrong time frame. The device arrived at that point of time where flagships were making its switch to the Snapdragon 835 SoC.

LG, reluctant to delay its flagship launch, skipped the latest flagship and pushed for the launch with an older SoC, and it appeared the only slag in what was else a brilliant device.

However, they are not willing to go through the same fate again as it appears that the South Korean manufacturer as pulling the strings early for its next flagship, the G7. Reports from Korea now states that the company is working on Qualcomm to have its next flagship chipset introduced with G7.

If this stays true, then Qualcomm’s next flagship chipset, expected to be called Snapdragon 845, will be making debut in LG’s G7 flagship that will be launched in the next Mobile World Congress at Barcelona. The two companies are said to have started the work in tandem for the chipset, which will be based on a 7nm manufacturing process.

There haven’t been any info or leaks regarding the upcoming processor from Qualcomm. But it’s believed that the next chipset would cut down the power consumption massively alongside upping the efficiency by around 30%.

It’s too early to judge whether we will witness the debut in LG’s flagship device. But if it happens, LG would once again be able to deliver equally powered flagships with Samsung, which was not the case with G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8.

While the latter made the debut of the Snapdragon 835 SoC courtesy of its earlier terms with Qualcomm, LG was forced to dump the latest flagship in order to have the G6 launched as per the timeline. A regain of power would mean a lot to the core buyers, and it would only get more solidified if LG decides to up the games with other improvements.

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