LG G6 Will be Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Instead of the 835

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LG G6: The successor to LG’s highly anticipated, and widely panned modular smartphone from 2016, is currently at the centre of attention. Prior to its official unveiling on February 26, people have been eager to know what kind of design the LG G6 smartphone will sport; specifically, if it will retain elements of the modular design that the South Korean company had hoped would be the unique selling point of the G5. But while a recent look hinted at a more traditional build, albeit with some great improvements in design, it appears that there will be some significantchanges under the hood.

The rumour comes from GizmoChina, where a report states that LG will be compelled to forgo the use of the brand new upcoming Snapdragon 835 chipset from Qualcomm due to the same being used to make the Samsung Galaxy S8. Before this report surfaced, it was earlier predicted that the LG G6 would be powered by the upcoming Snapdragon chip, considering that the company would really have to step up their game to make up for their losses last year. However, the report states that the entirety of the initial shipments will be required for Samsung‘s upcoming S-series smartphone, which is why the LG G6 may be powered by the Snapdragon 821 instead.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to be coming out in mid-April, and the smartphone will use up all the Snapdragon 835 supplies to be made available before that. Larger quantities will be manufactured after April, but that does not quite add up for the LG G6, as it is slated to be unveiled much ahead of that. But while reports are muddled, the upcoming device from LG will not be a disappointment, if we are to go by first impressions.

According to a report in The Verge, who got their hands on an image, the LG G6 smartphone will be made entirely out of glass and metal (a departure from the plastic that was favoured earlier) and sport smaller bezels. The display will be 5.7-inches and come with rounded corners. The smartphone is also expected to be waterproof, but unlike the iPhone 7, the headphone jack will still find its way into the device.

However, the biggest talking point about the G6 happens to be its screen to body ratio, which is expected to be greater than 90 percent. We will certainly hear more about the upcoming device in the few days left before its unveiling. Stay tuned for further information about the LG G6.

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