This "anonymous" source sounds weird, considering fines Samsung faces in case of not fulfilling production orders for other manufacturers. As if their Note 7 recall financial losses weren't enough. Samsung makes chipsets for Qualcomm so it's not only Samsung's interest but mainly Qualcomm's. And if this is true it will also unpleasant for fans who like Exynos chipset in their phones. Not very wise.
In cpu performance is almost the same as Exynos 8890 (according to leaks). GPU is better but nobody cares (I mean current gpus were already overkill for most android phones), modem is better but again it's irrelevant, there is not much better that modems can get. The power consumption is lower ,that's probably the only good thing about SD835...
I hoped that S8 would use a new Exynos ... but noooo, we're going to get a DOA chip instead.
Obi Wan Kenobi, 24 Jan 2017If this news is true, then that's just too bad (poor LG, luck never seems to be on their side)... moreAnti competitive laws only works when there is exclusionary conduct by competitor which affect others directly on purpose. Samsung merely buying most if not all the SD835 which they manufacture themselves anyway. I see no wrong. First come, first serve. Samsung should have exclusive rights to be the first to buy the chipsets since they made it anyway. Sad for LG but that how business works. You cant sue Samsung for buying it. Would you sue me if I buy all the milk in the supermarket preventing other business from buying it?
3 ways this can go...
another chipset? does intel or others have similar chipsets to 835?
other sd 830 series models coming out soon?
maybe exynos will be catered to others at a premium??
Isn't it out right predatory? This is an absolute anti business practice from Qualcomm and they should be sued.
M4ENY , 24 Jan 2017That's what they get for marketing their "safe" G6... If it ships with SD821 it will be DOA. ... moreWhat if it is not only LG who get such treatment but also many other companies? Their flagships would be forced to launch with inferior chipsets.
However if it is LG only, Samsung & Qualcomm would open themselves to lawsuits.
Then again, if majority of companies unite together and sue Qualcomm & Samsung, that would be... A shock
Ahmadouds, 24 Jan 2017We trust LG probably they will make their own processorstoo small for that
Even Samsung g use the best soc their phone still lagg.just gave it to LG already they know hpw to customize UI from lagg also v20 and G6 have better camera than s7
If this news is true, then that's just too bad (poor LG, luck never seems to be on their side) :(
Anti-competitive business is never right. Launching a flagship with SD821 in 2017 makes it dead on arrival. I think LG should invest in it's Nuclun line-up for flagships....
Never gonna buy samsung lol they are overrated overpriced with low spec. Even Ulefone from China is more interesting than samsung
Well, I don't think this is true. Samsung also have its Exynos SoC for the S8. But we will see the next month.
This is unfair! But then again it is also very bad planning from LG.. LG is supposed to launch the G6 one month prior to the S8 yet Samsung is planning for the components now.. why LG is left with the alternative options