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LG G6 with Snapdragon 821 Releasing Earlier than Galaxy S8 for Better Sales

by Anvinraj Valiyathara 6

LG G6 is all set to get unveiled on Feb. 26. A confidential snapshot of a LG presentation slide taken at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 from January has revealed that the LG G6 will be fueled by Snapdragon 821 chipset. The LG G6 rumors that had been doing rounds since last year had claimed that it would be featuring Snapdragon 835 chipset.

Qualcomm has collaborated with Samsung for the mass production of Snapdragon 835. A report from the previous month had revealed that since Samsung has been allotted the initial stock of the Snapdragon 835 chipset by Qualcomm, none of the high-end smartphones that are aimed to release before Samsung Galaxy S8 would be powered by Snapdragon 835 chipset.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is slated to get announced at March end and it is expected to go on sale in April. This indicates that any smartphone OEM will have to wait until May or June to release Snapdragon 835 powered smartphone. If LG wanted to release LG G5 with Snapdragon 835 onboard, it would have to launch it couple of weeks after the release of Galaxy S8.

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The Snapdragon 821 chipset is very potent chipset. Some of the smartphones that are running on this chipset include Google Pixel, Pixel XL, OnePlus 3T, Xiaomi Mi 5s, Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus, Xiaomi Mi Note 2, LeEco Le Pro 3 and Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe. The LG G6 could be the first smartphone from the South Korean company running on Snapdragon 821 chipset.

Opting for Snapdragon 821 for LG G6, the company can aim at releasing the smartphone in March after announcing it on Feb. 26. This could possibly help the LG G6 to arrive several weeks ahead of the release of Galaxy S8 in April. By releasing the LG G6 earlier, it would be able to achieve higher sales than the Galaxy S8.

LG G6 features

LG has confirmed that it will not be using the modular design on LG G6 that it introduced on its predecessor phone. Even though LG G6 is coming with a less potent than the one that powers the Galaxy S8, the company is expected to bring some impressive improvements such as a 5.7-inch ‘Full Vision’ display that would be supporting a display resolution of 2,880 x 1,440 along with an aspect ratio of 18:9.

The smartphone is pegged to come with a water and dust resistant chassis and a dual camera sensor on its rear panel. In certain markets, it is expected to feature quad DAC and it is speculated to house a non-removable battery.

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  • bro-reac

    Samsung is just a game spoiler.
    But I believe LG will score due to time advantage, design and battery life.

    • The Truth Must Be Said

      Stop licking and shining LG’s Balls.
      LG Smartphones are known for sudden death.
      Smart buyers will not buy again from LG till they make sure the new devices won’t die like what LG G5, LG V10, LG G4 and LG G3 did in past

      • balcobomber25

        I had a G3 it never died, still works to this day.

      • bro-reac

        Am a fan of LG it’s obvious. But it is common sense that samsung just like apple and all other brands have a swarm of die-hards, irrespective of how good the device is from another OEM, they will sheepishly follow to get what they want which is okay since any company’s marketing prowess and strategy will give it a lead.
        Samsung devices are good mention S6 and S7 they have been my favourite devices of late.
        I have a G4 and have not got any issue with it.

  • If I wanted a new high end phone, I would wait for phones with SD835 unless the new LG was irresistibly compelling, which I doubt it will be. I will be surprised if LG gains anything by rushing out a device with SD821.

    • balcobomber25

      For most normal consumers, they will only see Snap Dragon, they don’t know what the numbers even mean. LG could pick up some sales from this but it’s going to come down to the price and design.

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