LG G4 based on Snapdragon 808 allegedly captured on camera

A new photo that allegedly shows the LG G4 being powered by a Snapdragon 808 is making the rounds online today. The photo shows an Android smartphone running CPU-Z, an Android app that gathers system information, but we can't verify that this is indeed the LG G4, so make sure to retain a dose of skepticism regarding the validity of this leak.

LG is set to officially unveil the LG G4 on April 28th, but between the manufacturer teasing various features such as the high-resolution display and  the new user interface, and various leaks that reveal most of the specs and the design of the LG G4, we already know quite a lot about the smartphone. One aspect of the upcoming LG G4 that's currently not in the clear is the chipset of choice. According to an earlier leak, the LG G4 will be based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chip, the toned down version of the Snapdragon 810, and today's leak seems to reinforce this notion.

The Snapdragon 810 translated in a lot of negative publicity for Qualcomm in the past few months, as although the chip was proved to be significantly faster than the Snapdragon 801, multiple reports suggested that the Snapdragon 810 is plagued by overheating issues. The Snapdragon 810 makes use of four high-end ARM Cortex-A57 CPU cores paired with four power-efficient ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores. The Snapdragon 808, on the other hand, comes with just two Cortex-A57 cores while retaining all four Cortex-A53 cores. Furthermore, the Snapdragon 810 also comes with an Adreno 420 GPU, while the Snapdragon 808 comes with a less-powerful Adreno 418 CPU. 

One interesting detail to note from the recently-leaked photo is that CPU-Z lists Krait 450 as the CPU architecture, which is obviously incorrect. The last SoC to use Qualcomm's custom Krait CPU cores was the Snapdragon 805.


source: Twitter via GforGames

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43 Comments

1. gebin04

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

Thats a joke

2. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

right it is

4. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Better to go with 808 than 810...but I think 805 is best option

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

The 808 has a weaker GPU than the 810 and 805 And the 808 has less memory bandwidth than the 810 and 805 We might see lots of lag again like on the G3 since the G4 is also QHD IMO the 810 or the 805 are the best Qualcomm SoCs right now I'd prefer the 810 with 2 A57s disabled, or like how HTC capped it at 1.6Ghz That way they can update the kernel in the future with fixes/improvements once Qualcomm/someone realises what they did wrong (hopefully its only an issue with the kernel, not hardware) Or users can flash custom kernels with better thermal management

9. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Wait actually that screenshot is a weird mix of the 805 and 808 Krait 450 (805) 28nm (805) 6 cores (808) Adreno 418 (808) Probaby a fake screenshot

13. sgodsell

Posts: 7450; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

One thing you left out that is a major advantage to the newer 808 over the 805 is that all the cores can run at the same time. Where as the 800, 801, 805 can only run 4 cores at one time. The 808 (6 cores) and 810 (8 cores) can run all their cores at once. Learn the tech first before blindly going off spouting crap.

30. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Seems like you don't realise one of the very basics of CPUs More cores doesn't mean more performance E.g. an 3.5Ghz quad core Intel i5 outperforms and 4Ghz octa core AMD FX-8350 Learn the tech first before blindly going off spouting crap We'll have to wait to see how the 808 performs I'm expecting very similar CPU performance to the 805, and weaker GPU performance Like I said, I'd prefer a 810

31. sgodsell

Posts: 7450; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

When you said "IMO the 810 or the 805 are the best Qualcomm Socs right now.". The 808 64 bit CPU is superior to the 805 32 bit CPU in terms of performance. Especially if you install 64 bit lollipop on the 808. The 805 can only run the 32 bit version of lollipop. That comparison of the i5 and the FX-8350 is a bad example. There is also differences in cache types and ram as well. But they are both 64 bit. Here is a 32 bit processor running ARMv7 and a 64 bit processor running ARMv8. So you are right about one thing. The slower clocked 808 will outperform the faster clocked 805. Learn the tech first once again before blindly going off spouting your crap.

35. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I said: "I'd prefer the 810 with 2 A57s disabled, or like how HTC capped it at 1.6Ghz" "I'd prefer the 810"

36. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Show me benchmarks where the 808 outperforms the 805 The i5 and the FX-8350 don't have any ram Ram is separate for PCs But the 805 and 808 are SoCs, they do have ram built in They do have different ram types 805's ram has 25.6 GB/s memory bandwidth, while the 808's only has 14.9 GB/s Learn the tech first once again before blindly going off spouting your crap.

37. singhkaran9830 unregistered

It shows that 808 is based on 28nm.If that's true it will be a major downside.

42. sgodsell

Posts: 7450; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

singhkaran9830 if you go to Qualcomm's website, they show that the 808 is 20nm and not 28. https://www.qualcomm.com/products/snapdragon/processors/808

41. sgodsell

Posts: 7450; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I said cache and ram. Cache is built in the CPUs, especially the i5 and FX-8350 have lots of cache, and yes they vary in types of cache and sizes. As far as the 805's ram 25.6 GB/s maximum memory bandwidth. Is based on dual channel 64 bit ram. You do realize that the 805 is still a 32 bit ARMv7 SoC, and you can implement the 805 with only one channel instead of two. So how many OEMs would implement 2 low power 64 bit ddr3 (lpddr3) for the 805? Also you left out the part that the 805's max speed is 800 Mhz. The 808 is a 64 bit ARMv8 SoC, using dual channel 32 bit ram running at a max of 933 Mhz with a max throughput of 12.8Gb. As far as running a 64 bit OS well the 805 can't run it. But the 808 can run the latest 64 bit Android lollipop. Come back here again after the 808 is finally on the market with the LG G4. Then you will see how wrong you really are. Everyone except you seems to know that ARMv8 is faster then ARMv7 even if the ARMv8 is clocked a little lower then a ARMv7 processor, the 64 bit Soc would still run faster. Also all 6 cores can run simultaneously on the 808, and only 4 can run on the 805. Also why is Qualcomm claiming that the 808 is faster then the 805? Learn the tech first once again before blindly going off spouting crap.

39. DaCosta

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 06, 2014

Yeah 64-bit is faster if all you're gonna do is encrypt and decrypt files otherwise the difference in performance really isn't mind blowing. I do however believe the 808 will be slightly faster or atlas comparable in CPU benchmarks than the 805 but GPU will be weaker. For a 2k display the 805 would be my choice or a vince said an 810 minus 2 big cores

5. TBomb

Posts: 1571; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

So assuming it isn't a joke (i have no idea if it is or not, but for arguments sake lets say its real) do the bezels look rather big to be a G Series or is it just me?

3. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

The 808 is very disappointing LG should of at least used the 805 Hopefully the camera is top notch and LG's skin is well optimized this time

14. sgodsell

Posts: 7450; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

All 6 cores can run at the same time on the 808. The 805 can only run 4 cores at the same time. So the 808 is faster then a 805. Remember the 805 is only 32 bit. All the 808 cores are 64 bit Arm-v8 (2 A57 cores, and 4 A53 cores). So if you want to run a 64 bit lollipop Android OS, then the 808 or 810 is the way to go. The 805 is only Arm-v7.

29. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

That's why said the 810 is the best option from Qualcomm at the right now

32. sgodsell

Posts: 7450; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

They why did you say above that LG should of at least used the 805? Was that a mistake? So above you should have said 810 instead of 805, right. Well there is nothing wrong with running the 808, especially when you can have 8 64 bit cores running simultaneously.

34. sgodsell

Posts: 7450; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

s/running the 808/running the 810/g

38. SmartNingen

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

Are you an idiot or are you an idiot? S805 is faster than S808. Here's why: 1) S808 has Adreno 418 GPU. Get it? Four Eighteen. S805 has Adreno 420 GPU. Four Twenty. 20>18. That's why S805 has better GPU performance than S808 which is extremely important since the G4 uses a Quad HD display. You need as much GPU performance as you can get to power such an extremely high res display. 2) As you said S808 has 2x A57 and 4x A53. What you don't realize is that each of the FOUR Krait 450 in S805 is only slightly (~ 5%) slower than the each of the TWO A57 present in S808. And both of them are over twice as fast as the A53s present in S808. Fact is that Qualcomm made a big mistake. S808 should have been a 20 nm variant of S805.

43. sgodsell

Posts: 7450; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The 805 first of all is 28nm and the 808 is 20nm. The ARMv8 instructions run faster then any ARMv7, Even if the 808 is clocked under the 805 which it is. Also all 6 of the 808 cores can run simultaneously, where as the 805 can only run 4 cores simultaneously. The biggest thing everyone is forgetting here as well. Is Qualcomm is claiming from their own website that the 808 is faster then the 805.

44. SmartNingen

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

The Intel 5960X is much faster than the Snapdragon 810. That doesn't mean you can put it in a smartphone does it? "ARMv8 instructions run faster than any ARMv7." Give me any credible source that justifies this statement. Cortex A57/A53 can execute any instruction much faster than A15/A7, that I accept. But that simply means that the newer processors are faster. Whether that is due to instruction set or the processor simply being better is not known. But benchmarks indicate that S805 is better than what S808 would theoretically achieve. To put it simply you haven't done enough reading around the internet to make proper speculations about what is better. My speculations may be incorrect but they are certainly better than yours.

6. TheGunnyPT

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

Like many people said here before me, rather just put a 805 under the hood than a under performing 808/810. This year is to forget to buy anything Qualcomm.

8. 5kyNet

Posts: 23; Member since: Apr 08, 2015

I don't care which chip they use as long as the performance is fast without any lags and it can compete with the other players on the market. I don't care if a phone has a few points more or less in a benchmark. Also it was revealed that some companies adjust their hardeare to check if a benchmark was running and increased performance just to get more points in the reviews. So I dont care for benchmarks. But a total blocker would be laggy input or lag while switching between apps. My SGS3 does this extreme so sometimes it takes 10 seconds to switch from camera app to the gallery app and the photo I jsut took. I guess most people (not techies like us) don't care about the name or speed of any chipset. The just look at the speed in all day use or gaming. So why is so much hate because of a possible 808? If it runs smooth whats the Problem? Jst because the performance is a little bit less on paper? Or is it just that you always want the latest chipset available? I don't get it

10. Kakarotto

Posts: 255; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

And 28nm? Wow Samsung with his 14nm is godlike.

15. sgodsell

Posts: 7450; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The 808 is 20nm and not 28.

16. Kakarotto

Posts: 255; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Oh really? Then why is 28nm on that screenshot?

18. sgodsell

Posts: 7450; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Well maybe if you actually went to the horses mouth. Well in this case the actual OEM who makes the chips. Then you wouldn't be making yourself look so stupid right now. It actually helps to look at the facts first, before trying to make an intelligent comment. https://www.qualcomm.com/products/snapdragon/processors/808

19. Kakarotto

Posts: 255; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Maybe they made it in 28nm, didn't you think? It's possible to do that.

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