With almost all flagships phones coming out in 2017 being equipped with the Snapdragon 835 processor, at least in the U.S. and other non-Asian markets, it is no surprise that Qualcomm is already working on the successor which appears to be the Snapdragon 845 for 2018 flagships. One company that wants to make sure they do not miss out, like they did this year, is LG according to a new report.
For the release of the LG G6 a couple months ago, LG ended up sticking with the Snapdragon 821. Just one month later, the Samsung Galaxy S8 devices were released with the Snapdragon 835. Some sources believe one of the challenges LG faced were supply constraints, especially with the competitor’s devices coming out so close to LG’s own offering. To try to counteract such a situation from occurring again, LG is reportedly already working with Qualcomm to incorporate the new Snapdragon 845 into their next flagship device the LG G7, a move also underway with Samsung.
Besides making sure their flagship device can check off all the boxes for having the latest hardware next year, sources believe LG may be pushing a bit more to position their devices as innovative and downplaying the “stable” quality some. That could be some leftover blowback from the failed attempt with modules for the LG G5.
source: The Investor