It seems that Qualcomm is talking to everyone about the Snapdragon 845 – first Samsung, now LG too. LG missed the boat on the 835 and had to launch its G6 flagship with the older generation Snapdragon 821 chipset.
Now, industry insiders think that LG will catch up and use Snapdragon 845 for the LG G7 next year (the V30 is set to use the S835 instead). Its not just about the improved power efficiency offered by new manufacturing process.
The adoption of the Snapdragon 845 for LGs next flagship phone seems inevitable, considering the emerging virtual reality and augmented reality solutions require more powerful data processing capability, says an industry official.
LG dipped its toes in VR, but a more concentrated push is expected for the rumored LG V30.