Forbes: No Snapdragon 835 for the LG G6 as Samsung's Galaxy S8 needs whole initial supply
by Florin Troaca / Jan 23, 2017, 10:44 PM
Forbes notes that the Snapdragon 835 isn't going to be available in large quantities before April, because Samsung will use it for its Galaxy S8 flagship phone, making it "out of reach" for other manufacturers. The publication has it that the S8 will be released on April 14 in South Korea. Apparently, most of Samsung's competitors, starting with LG, are being forced to rely on other processors if they want to launch high-end phones before April.
As you may know, Qualcomm developed the Snapdragon 835 in collaboration with Samsung. This kind of entitles Samsung to make sure it won't run into supply shortages for its next-gen flagship handset, incidentally hurting other companies. HTC, which recently announced the Snapdragon 821-based U Ultra, likely faced the same problem that LG is.
Not long ago, LG implied that the G6 would be an "ideal smartphone", offering features like water resistance and a large display with 1440 x 2880 pixels. Do you think the handset can be ideal if it's using a Snapdragon 821 chipset instead of the newer and faster Snapdragon 835?
- Display 5.7" 1440 x 2880 pixels
- Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2350 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3300 mAh
- Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
- Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
- Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3000 mAh
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Well there goes the chance of me buying a G6 and I was really considering it to. I hope LG re-launchs an upgraded version when the SD835 becomes available to them.
posted on Jan 23, 2017, 10:54 PM 11
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Can you really look past all the bootloop problems they've been having happen over the last couple years?
posted on Jan 23, 2017, 11:12 PM 13
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Even if it comes with the SD 821, it's still a great chip that only came out in November of 2016. PhoneArena like to always blow things out of proportion. The SD 821 is still a very fast SoC with one of the fastest mobile GPUs right now on the current market. Sure it would be better if the G6 had the new 835, with that new LPDDR4X ram as well. However the 821 can still easily drive a 2k+ display at 60 fps.
posted on Jan 24, 2017, 11:26 AM 2
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Agreed. I've had to return my V10 twice. I love the phone when it works right, but this issue is what kept me from getting a V20. (Well that and I thought the V20 didn't look at nice as last years phone).
posted on Jan 24, 2017, 12:08 PM 0
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But the LG G6 will have the Google Assistant http://www.droidturf.com/the-lg-g6-will-reportedly-board-the-google-assistant/
posted on Jan 23, 2017, 11:27 PM 1
I don't not believe this one bit. LG will lose a lot of customers if it's true.
posted on Jan 23, 2017, 10:57 PM 6
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how many people do you actually believe care about having the latest snapdragon in their phone? It's not like it's a large jump in this day and age
posted on Jan 23, 2017, 11:48 PM 11
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It does matter. I am afraid that LG is going to have another failed flagship. Three failed flagships in a row. G4 with sd808, G5 with ugly design and useless friends. G6 reportedly without sd835.
posted on Jan 24, 2017, 2:04 AM 2
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The 835 is a pretty big jump on the processor power to efficiency scale. Any flagship without it us going to be hamstrung. The Samsung marketing machine will make sure the common purchaser knows the difference. And since you need to give most Android phone purchasers a reason not to buy a Samsung, as opposed to the other way around, it's going to be a rough road.
posted on Jan 24, 2017, 7:33 AM 3
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No big deal considering most ppl don't buy LG phones anyway. LG has some serious magical talent to make your phone resale value disappear in just a couple of months after launch. Anyway LG has no wow factor to make you want to buy it at launch. so please buy LG phones at 40-50% off the launch price after 4 months of launch.
posted on Jan 23, 2017, 10:57 PM 2
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The 821 chip is no slouch. It should run beautifully in the G6
posted on Jan 23, 2017, 10:58 PM 9
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It never happened that way earlier, but if LG G6 is released with last years chip it will lose the "flagship" status among the tech savvy early adopters. Sure fail.
posted on Jan 23, 2017, 11:01 PM 3
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Yep who wants a three month old chip?!? Oh wait...All those Pixel buyers still want it. They must be stupid! /s
posted on Jan 23, 2017, 11:15 PM 7
It's an year old chip. 821 is just 820 with a more mature manufacturing process, and hence can clock higher. Not to.mention the fact that the 820 didn't shatter any records when it was new anyway. It was a mediocre chip at best. Poor CPU and meh efficiency make it a bad chip, more so when the 835 and new exynos launch.
posted on Jan 24, 2017, 6:23 AM 0
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posted on Jan 23, 2017, 11:04 PM 5
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Samsung bullied the 835 if that's true... Oh well, I was getting the S8 anyway... If the G6 does come with the 821 then maybe the price will stay low and I'll use it as a backup,..
posted on Jan 23, 2017, 11:10 PM 6
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So there wont be a new exynos this time around? Since they are taking all the 835 which are built in their own fab?
posted on Jan 23, 2017, 11:12 PM 0
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With an 821 if it has 4gb of RAM QHD and Waterproofing they're basically releasing a brand new... year old phone. Either they'd have to have an extra super "wow" feature (2:1 ratio doesn't count to me) to really make it worth while or launch at $549(or less) so then it'd be a good competitor based on software updates for an extra year
posted on Jan 23, 2017, 11:19 PM 0
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