We’ve recently heard that Qualcomm and Samsung have already commenced work on the next Snapdragon 845 chipset – a chipset that will power the Galaxy S9 and a host of other 2018 smartphone flagships.
While we can assure that the Galaxy S9 will indeed be shipped with the Snapdragon 845 running the show, the case has been unclear with respect to the successor to the current LG G6, at least until now. This year, many LG fans were disappointed when the company released the G6 powered by a 2016 processor – the Snapdragon 821. Even though this processor is not as slow as many are trying to portray it, having the latest hardware in a flagship phone has just become an obsession for many out there.
Perhaps it is for this reason that the 2018 LG G7 will ship with the best flagship chipset in the market by then – the Snapdragon 845. This is according to a new report coming from South Korea, which claims that Qualcomm and LG are already working on this project. It is believed that work on the Snapdragon 845 started earlier this month and if it’s indeed true that LG has already joined the party, it’s also possible that the LG G7 will be unveiled in early 2018.
Samsung has seen huge success in rolling out two major flagships over in a year – the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series. These two are usually equipped with just about the same performance specs, but with a few tweaks here and there to give each family its own unique identity. Perhaps this is what LG is targeting with the 2018 LG G7 and the successor to this year’s LG V30, where the two will have the same power under the hood, but different designs and features to give each one a unique identity.
The LG G7 is a phone that won’t be here until early 2018, probably at the MWC event in Barcelona. In short, expect to see plenty of other rumors, leaks and speculations about the same.