LG G6 won't be powered by Snapdragon 835 because Samsung has first dibs
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This shouldn't come as a big surprise because Qualcomm relied on Samsung's foundries, the 10nm assembly process to be precise, to build the Snapdragon 835. So no wonder, Samsung wants to be the first to come out with a phone powered by a 10nm SoC.SoC.
The Snapdragon 835 will be available in large quantities after the Galaxy S8 releases, which has been delayed to April 14, according to sources confirmed by Forbes. That means no phone releasing before that will have the Snapdragon 835 to boast of.
We have already seen this happening with the recently launched HTC U Ultra, which also had to use the Snapdragon 821 processor despite Qualcomm announcing the S835 well before its release.
But frankly speaking, where we are with processor efficiency in this age and time, there will be negligible difference in performance to the naked eye. Although that remains to be seen when we get down to testing the newest offering from Qualcomm.
By missing out on the Snapdragon 835, LG has to rely on other features to make the G6 attractive. It is not marketing the G6 as a successor to the modular G5. Instead, rumours are rife that the phone may be the first non-Google phone to come with Google Assistant baked into the OS. It is also expected to sport a bezel-less display and a dual-camera setup similar to the V20 with one wide-angle lens.