LG joins Qualcomm to secure Snapdragon 845 chipset for next year’s LG G7

- Adrian Ungureanu

It seems that LG Electronics and Qualcomm started development for the next-generation mobile chips, tentatively called Snapdragon 845, that should equipp the flagship smartphone G7 next year, according to South Korean press.

The report said the two firms started related development work early this month. The Snapdragon 845, which will be manufactured based on the 7-nanometer chip manufacturing tech, is expected to be 30 percent more powerful than the latest 835.

Some industry watchers speculate that LG’s move to opt for the latest chip technology is aimed at shifting its focus from stability to innovation in product development to outpace its rivals.

“The adoption of the Snapdragon 845 for LG’s next flagship phone seems inevitable, considering the emerging virtual reality and augmented reality solutions require more powerful data processing capability,” an industry official said.