According to a new report, the LG G6 could ship with the Snapdragon 821, and not the Snapdragon 835. Why? Well, because of Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8 flagship. This information comes from Forbes, and is based on what Asian industry insiders said. According to the provided info, the Snapdragon 835 is available in limited quantities, and Samsung essentially needs all the available chips from Qualcomm’s initial batch, and is essentially getting first dibs, at least if this report is to be believed.
This essentially means that the LG G6 will be left without Snapdragon 835 SoCs to include in their new flagship units, as the Snapdragon 835 will become available to them after April, and that’s way too late for them to introduce the LG G6. As most of you probably already know, LG had scheduled a press conference for February 26th, and the company will introduce their new flagship during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 in Barcelona. As most of you know, HTC had introduced the HTC U Ultra flagship quite recently, and that handset is also fueled by the Snapdragon 821, and it is actually possible that Samsung’s Galaxy S8 flagship is also the culprit here, as it is possible HTC was willing to wait a bit longer to unveil the HTC U Ultra, but considering Snapdragon 835 chips won’t be available to them until after April, they decided to release the phone this month, at least that’s what it seems like at this point.
Now, Samsung is actually helping Qualcomm to make the Snapdragon 835, so that is probably a reason why the company managed to get exclusivity rights to it, though nothing has been confirmed just yet, of course. Furthermore, industry sources claim that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will be announced on April 14th in South Korea, so it is possible that the phone will be announced sooner than that on a global scale. So, there you have it, at the moment, it seems like the Snapdragon 821 will fuel the LG G6, as the source seems quite confident that the provided info is accurate, though do take this info with a grain of salt, of course.