LG G6 confirmed to use the Snapdragon 821 chipset instead of the expected Snapdragon 835 chip

LG is about to launch it’s new flagship device , the LG G6 later this month on 26th February at Mobile World Congress 2017 . LG G6 was earlier expected to come up with the Snapdragon 835 chip but the recent reports has confirmed that the G6 will be powered by the Snapdragon 821 processor .

 The confirmation comes by a photo that was snapped at CES 2017 of a confidential LG presentation slide. 



There is a lot of buzz out there and everyone has questions like ….

  • Why Snapdragon 821 instead of Snapdragon 835 ?
  • Is it a great move from LG ?

Well… in this post i’m going to sum up all the information we know till date so to let you guys know what’s exactly happening .

LG G6 Specifications

  • 5.7-inch HD Display,
  • Resolution of 1440 x 2880 pixels  , 564 ppi
  • Octa Core Snapdragon 821 Processor
  • Adreno 540 GPU
  • 4GB/6GB RAM
  • 64GB/128GB Internal Storage, expandable ( via micro-SD card )
  • Dual Rear Camera
  • Waterproof and Dust proof
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat

The specs are rumoured so they can be different as well.

According to the sources, LG G6 will have a 5.7 – inch Quad HD or 4K display with a resolution of 1440 x 2880 pixels and a pixel density of 564 ppi. We already know that the display is a Bezel-less display with over 90% screen to body ratio and an unusual 18:9 aspect ratio rather than 16:9 format.


Another teaser released which showed that LG G6 will be more intelligent than being artificial. Check it out


Why LG decided to come up with Snapdragon 821 chip instead of Snapdragon 835  ??

Samsung is currently mass producing the Snapdragon 835 chip for their Galaxy S8 which is expected to debut few weeks after the G6 launch . Samsung would be the initial user of the SD835 chip , and any other handset with the SD835 chip will be available few weeks after the S8 launch . So other handset with Snapdragon 835 chip will  have to wait to release their devices either around late May or around early June .

So … here if LG wanted G6 to come up with the SD 835 chip then it will have to wait for few weeks after the Galaxy S8 launch and at the mean time S8 could be quite popular.

According to LG’s current strategy G6 does not have to deal with S8 competition for around 6 weeks in South Korean market .  That time will be less in other markets but the Lg G6 will be available everywhere before the S8 arrival. So going for Snapdragon 821 chip is a very smart move on LG’s part.

LG G6 leaked images / renders


Source : AndroidAuthority

So … this was all about the latest rumours of the upcoming LG G6 . We will be posting more about G6 as soon as we get the latest information. Till then keep checking LikelyLive for more info

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