There’s a reason why the LG G6 launched a few months ago did not have Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 SoC powering it. And that reason was Samsung, which reportedly hogged up most of Qualcomm’s production runs for the new mobile chipsets. However, not only will LG be using the Snapdragon 835 on the next V series – LG V30 – to be launched in September 2017, but next year, the LG G7 will reportedly sport the yet-unreleased Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset.
There’s no confirmation yet on whether Snapdragon 845 will be called that, but several industry experts claim that it will. The new processor will be based on the latest 7nm manufacturing process, and a trial production run has already started, according to the chipmaker.
7nm FinFET process technology is more advanced than the 10nm manufacturing process used for the Snapdragon 835, which Samsung is currently making for Qualcomm. That could be one reason why LG was left out in the cold.
That aside, 7nm offers some significant advantages over earlier technologies, including a much longer battery life as well as power advantages.
For the LG G6, the company argued that the Snapdragon 821 offers more stability and reliability, but the speed and power efficiency of the 835 had to be sacrificed. The LG V30 will hopefully fill that gap, and the LG G7 will take it a few notches up with the Snapdragon 845.