Yesterday, Qualcomm unveiled its latest high-end SoC for Android mobile devices, the Snapdragon 845. The new chip boasts more than 20 percent boost in peak performance while maintaining efficient use of power. Following the said announcement, a new report claims that LG is considering the said chip for its next flagship phone. The LG G7, which is expected to be released next year, will sport the upcoming SoC from Qualcomm.
Apart from having the latest ARM chip in the market, the report also claims that the LG G7 will be the first phone to sport the said chip. Normally, the honor belongs to Samsung as it has quite close ties with the chip designer. However, it seems that LG has secured a licensing agreement with Qualcomm far earlier than Samsung.
It might be too soon to say anything that has to do the the LG G7. The company is yet to release a Snapdragon 835-based smartphone later this year. However, according to South Korean site Aju News, the development of the phone has already began this month.
Apart from the alleged SoC or application processor, nothing much is said about the LG G7. Nevertheless, consumers and fans alike can expect the phone to have similar, if not the same, design as the current flagship phone, the G6. Furthermore, since LG has already ditched the modular design of the G series starting with the G6, it should be expected that the next iteration will also not have a modular design.
It should be noted thought, that the report is a bit misleading. It claims that the Snapdragon 845 chip that will be used on the LG G7 will be made with the 7nm process technology. However, Qualcomm has already announced that it intends to use the same 10nm process technology as with the Snapdragon 835.
Readers are urged to take this information with a grain of salt. For more updates on the LG G7, be sure to check us out at TheBitbag.