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Qualcomm all but confirms that the LG G5 will use the Snapdragon 820

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Qualcomm all but confirms that the LG G5 will use the Snapdragon 820
With MWC just a few days away, it looks like the LG G5 is one of the most anticipated handsets of the event, right up there with the Samsung Galaxy S7

Based on a long string of rumors and leaks, we have a pretty good idea as to what to expect from the LG G5. Among other things, all evidence shows that the LG G5 will make use of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, and this has been recently confirmed today by California-based chipmaker.

In a recent tweet, Qualcomm announced that we'll learn of a "whole new way to play" on February 21. Essentially, the tweet informs us that LG will show off a Snapdragon 820-based device in about four days from now. Based on the fact that the LG G5 was confirmed to be unveiled on February 21, plus the fact that the picture attached to the tweet reveals the same robot that LG has been using in its previous LG G5 promos, we can say with 99.9% certitude that Qualcomm is actually teasing the LG G5.

Here's the official Tweet from Qualcomm: 

Qualcomm all but confirms that the LG G5 will use the Snapdragon 820


Although previous members of the LG G series of high-end smartphones made use of Qualcomm's fastest SoC to date, the LG G4 was an exception to that rule. Perhaps as a means of avoiding the overheating issues that plagued the Snapdragon 810, LG equipped last year's LG G4 with the Snapdragon 808, a toned down version of Qualcomm's fastest chip before the new 820 model. 

According to previously leaked benchmark results, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 will push the performance of the LG G5 as high as we've ever seen a phone go before. Also, it's worth noting that the Snapdragon 820 is also expected to power the North American variants of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, phones which will be unveiled on the same day as the LG G5. 

What do you guys think? Was anyone having any doubts that the LG G5 will land with a Snapdragon 820 chip on board?

source: Qualcomm

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posted on 17 Feb 2016, 11:19 5

1. Biernot (unregistered)


Play with yourself LG !

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 11:24 5

3. albakri10 (Posts: 17; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


Comment with yourself..

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 11:26 3

5. Biernot (unregistered)


Comment with Comment, Comment !

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 12:43 6

13. sgodsell (Posts: 3899; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


LG actually makes some really great devices.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 19:54

21. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1959; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


wait for Mxy to tell you how much he hates LG.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 16:23

16. wargreymon (Posts: 741; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


Comment comment comment, comment!

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 11:20 12

2. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


http://www.julep.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/brand-new-information.gif

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 11:45

7. joeytaylor (Posts: 467; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


I just can't wait till Sunday

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 11:26 14

4. abdoualgeria (Posts: 462; Member since: 27 Jul 2015)


Oh s**t . Thanks qualcomm i was expecting them to use exynos :o

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 11:34

6. shaineql (Posts: 371; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Actusly giggled

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 19:16 1

20. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


Exynos is way better. Has always been. But Samsung had to sacrifice, Or-else everyone will be buying Exynos. For Samsung to make Exynos is costly, while Snapdragon are cheaper.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 11:52

8. PHYCLOPSH (Posts: 346; Member since: 28 Jun 2014)


No news.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 12:05 3

9. Lycan155 (Posts: 254; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)


21st gonna be awesme !!

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 12:08

10. oozz009 (Posts: 520; Member since: 22 Jun 2015)


Seriously!! THIS is considered as news, wtf! OF COURSE the new flagships will have the 820 inside, if they don't it's because it ain't a flagship!

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 12:32 1

11. SYSTEM_LORD (Posts: 692; Member since: 05 Oct 2015)


Sorry PA, but after the G2, all of LG's flags have used chips that were underpowered. The G3 needed something like the 805, and the G4 needed the 810. This is why the battery life tanked after the G2. Hopefully, the G5 will change this

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 12:39 2

12. dazed1 (Posts: 424; Member since: 28 Jul 2015)


G2 is the best phone in the last few years overall.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 18:32

18. combatmedic870 (Posts: 675; Member since: 02 Sep 2015)


I wish we could get a G2 (2016) with 1080p screen, 4gb ddr4 ram, 64 gb internal with UHS2 SD, 3000 mah battery, a great camera and the qualcomm 820. id buy it.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 16:27 1

17. wargreymon (Posts: 741; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


SD808 is actually as fast at 1440p as SD800 at 1080p, actually a bit faster. SD808/810 tanked the battery of all devices last year, no device with those chips have any good battery life

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 19:13

19. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


Wth didn't oems use higher Mah.
S800 were all A9+A15 mixed. The S810 were A15s Cortex. That's why it eats and heats up.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 20:06

22. SYSTEM_LORD (Posts: 692; Member since: 05 Oct 2015)


Not sure what FHD flags were stuttering on the 801, so I'm not sure what you mean. The G3/4 both were a bit more burdened than their competitors were. Truth.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 13:07 1

14. killer7D (Posts: 318; Member since: 18 Sep 2014)


Great news!
I didn't know that !

Lets see how the G5 will look like. I never had an Lg phone but i may consider the G5 if it does not look like the leaks that we saw.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 14:35 5

15. legiloca (Posts: 1410; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)


Well what else could LG use? MediaTek? Lol Thanks Mr Obvious aka Qualcomm

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