Report: Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 to debut with LG G7 in early 2018 ahead of Samsung Galaxy S9

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and LG G7

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 is the processor that will succeed the Snapdragon 835. Recently, a report surfaced claiming that this processor will be ready in January 2018, which is months earlier than when its predecessor came to life.

Similar to the Snapdragon 835, this processor will reportedly be manufactured by Samsung using the company’s advanced 10nm process. There have also been reports that Qualcomm and Samsung have already started working on the Snapdragon 845 with an eye on the Galaxy S9 flagship. It has also been reported that LG is in contention to be among the first OEMs to make use of the Snapdragon 845 SoC when it comes out and according to the latest reports, this could indeed be the case.

According to reports surfacing from South Korea, the LG G7 will be the first device to ship powered by the powerful Snapdragon 845 SoC. If this is true, it will mean that the G7 will beat the Galaxy S9 towards using this SoC, which also means that the LG G6 successor will be launched earlier than its counterpart.

This year, the LG G6 was unveiled at the MWC 2017 event while the Galaxy S8 came more than a month later. If this report is to be believed, the story could be the same as far as the LG G7 and Galaxy S9 are concerned.

As noted earlier, it was recently claimed that the Snapdragon 845 will be ready in January 2018. Now that this report says the LG G7 will be the first to ship with this processor, it makes more sense. Additionally, the report adds that the upcoming processor will be based on the next-gen 5G connectivity standard thanks to the X20 LTE modem it’ll use.

Furthermore, there will be some minor tweaks on the initials used on the processor, with the American chipmaker set to ditch MSM in favor of SDM. Thus, unlike the MSM8996 that represents the Snapdragon 835, the Snapdragon 845 will have the initials SDM845.


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