Despite previous rumours claiming the contrary, LG’s next flagship, the LG G6 will not house Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor. As claimed by a report from Forbes, the main reason behind this is said to be the unavailability of Snapdragon 835 SoC before April. Qualcomm’s latest chipset is out in the market only in limited numbers because Samsung already has its hands on most of the chunk. You might be wondering as to why would Qualcomm prioritise OEMs like Samsung. The answer to this lies in the process of the development of the chip itself as the South Korean giant has been helping the Qualcomm build the chip.
This does come as a surprise as soon after LG release its LG G6, Samsung will be ready with their Galaxy S8 which indeed will come with Snapdragon 835. The Forbes report also reveals that the company is expected to launch the Galaxy S8 on April 14th, 2017. On the other hand, LG will be out with the G6 in MWC 2017 with the release scheduled for the month of March 2017.
Meanwhile, a recent report from The Vergerevealed the official image of the LG G6. Based on all the previous rumours, the device is expected to come with a 5.7-inch QHD+ display with a pixel density of 564ppi and an aspect ration of 18:9. The screen is said to be bezel-less and will fit the screen as big as 5.7-inches inside an almost same shell as the LG G5 in terms of the dimensions. LG G5, if you don’t know, came with a 5.3-inch display.
The new flagship from LG is also touted to come equipped with Google Assistant, which is exclusively available for Google Pixel and Pixel XL. Other rumours suggest that the company is making the next flagship a lot safer by introducing heat pipes in the G6 to disperse heat away from the processor. As far as other specs are concerned, the smartphone is likely to sport 3.5mm headphone jack and might use USB Type-C for charging and data syncing. LG is also likely to keep the Hi-Fi Quad DAC for high-quality audio output via headsets, however, we might bid adieu to the modular design as LG is planning to bring water resistant certification to the device as well.
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