26 October 2020
Qualcomm's next-gen flagship processor Snapdragon 875 is set to get official in two months. It will be powering the majority of the 2021 Android flagship devices but looks like LG will not be one of those. As per a new report coming out of South Korea, LG is tipped to avoid using the Snapdragon 875 processor in its flagships during the first half of 2021.
The claim is based on the information that LG is yet to place orders for the Snapdragon 875 processor. The current list of companies that have placed orders does not include the South Korean tech giant. Instead, it has placed bulk orders for a yet-to-be-announced processor named Snapdragon 775.
Rumor)— Sleepy Kuma (@Kuma_Sleepy) October 17, 2020
LG may not use SD875 for its flagship in the first half of 2021.
Currently, among the companies that have placed orders, LG is said to be missing from the list.
Instead, it is said that the mass order of the SD775 was confirmed.
source : https://t.co/FRDa9I7fop
It is indeed an odd behavior from the company but is not something that is impossible. LG Velvet and LG Wing are two of its most talked about devices in the recent past and none of them offers a Snapdragon 800-series chipset. Both these devices are packed with mid-range Snapdragon 700-series chipsets.
The official reason behind the decision is unknown but there could be two possibilities. The first is that LG is avoiding flagship processors because of the change in strategy. It previously used to announce two flagship devices per year belonging to the LG G-series and LG V-series. This year, it announced LG V60 ThinQ 5G as the only flagship launch. Another reason could be the ever-increasing prices of Qualcomm Snapdragon flagship processors. It could be looking to focus on mid-range chipsets so that device prices also remain low.