LG goes against the grain: the Snapdragon 875 will cost too much, better to use the 775G that has a better price-performance ratio
No Snapdragon 875 for LG's top of the range. The South Korean company would have decided not to rely on the new processor, at least with regard to the most anticipated smartphones whose release is scheduled for the first half of next year. Waiting for an official reason, many are wondering why this choice.
The arrival is scheduled for next December but the new 5-nanometer Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 processor, among other things the same technology used by Apple for its A14 Bionic, will not be part of the components of any product of the Seoul-based company, at least not until the second half of 2021. Not entirely news, though, as only one out of three of the South Korean company's high-profile products can really be considered such this year, too. That is, we're talking about the LG V60 ThinQ 5G smartphone, the only one with a Snapdragon 865 processor versus the Snapdragon 845 on the LG Velvet 4G (the 5G version mounts a Snapdragon 765G instead) and Snapdragon 7-series on the LG Wing.
LG, Snapdragon 775G in place of 875 version
Instead of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 processor, LG appears to have stocked up on the Snapdragon 775G, successor to the 765G, based on a 6nm architecture. Among the mid-range chips is the one with performance more similar to the expected Snapdragon 875 and, according to analysis carried out, would offer a speed higher than 40% and 50% better graphics performance than its predecessor, Snapdragon 765G.
LG, the reasons for the no to S875
To have changed LG's mind about using the next processor from Qualcomm could have been the prices, not among the lowest on the market. In fact, in the last years the cost of these small electronic brains has skyrocketed, so much to make several smartphone manufacturers desist, just like the same South Korean company.
In fact, LG does not shine in terms of profits for several years. Motivation, this, that could have pushed the company to revise its products with components from the less exorbitant prices, without necessarily having to give up good performance.
Another cause, no less likely, could be a total revision of the marketing strategy closely linked to the recent evolution of the research and development sector. With LG Velvet, launched just this year, the phone giant has left behind the older lines to launch into new challenges such as the Explorer Project, a project dedicated to experimental smartphones with a peculiar style.