LG G6 won't be
powered by Snapdragon 835 because Samsung has first dibs
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Qualcomm may have announced its latest flagship processo r as early as CES this year, but Samsung has other plans for vendors who are looking to use the latest, fastest processor out there. Per a Forbes report , an industry insider has confirmed that Samsung has called first dibs on the Snapdragon 835 SoC for the Galaxy S8 .

"The Snapdragon 835 won't be available in large quantities until after the Galaxy S8 launches," Forbes reported.

Thus, even though the LG G6, which is confirmed to release on February 26th at MWC , was expected to come with the Snapdragon 835, it must revert to the Snapdragon 821.

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.