Snapdragon 820’s use in LG G5 is officially confirmed

MWC 2016 is approaching fast and all eyes are tied on the unveiling of LG G5 and Samsung Galaxy S7. We have been posting numerous leaks, rumors and official announcements as soon as they are revealed due to which you must already have a pretty good idea of the designs and hardware used in the upcoming smartphones.

Among those rumors, a very important one was about the expected use of Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC in LG’s flagship smartphone. Apparently that rumor is now officially confirmed by Qualcomm ( a California-based chip-maker ). In a recent tweet, Qualcomm announced that users will learn a whole new way of playing on 21st February. In other words, Qualcomm just announced that they will be unveiling a device on the MWC 2016 which will be featuring the all new Snapdragon 820. These claims are based on the fact that Qualcomm used the same robot picture in their tweet which was being used by LG in their G5’s promotion. This leads to the solid speculations that the company is actually testing the LG G5 with their chip. The official tweet is attached right below:

Courtesy: Qualcomm

Courtesy: Qualcomm

LG has been using the latest chips by Qualcomm in their devices, though G4 was an exception to the rule. This was mainly due to the over-heating issue in the Snapdragon 810 which led to the decision of using Snapdragon 808 for the purpose. Apart from this, this must be kept in mind that Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge will be featuring the same chipset as the LG G5, i.e Snapdragon 820.

Other than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset,  we know that LG G5 and its probable competitor Samsung Galaxy S7 will be equipped with many similar features and components. For example, both phones are featuring 4 GB RAM, metal design with a removable battery. Furthermore, both of them will feature an Always on Display which will allow its users to check the current date/time and various notifications like unread messages, missed calls and unread emails without actually unlocking the phone first.

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Last but not the least, both LG G5 and Samsung Galaxy S7 will definitely be announced with Android Marshmallow 6.0.1. Marshmallow was released last year with numerous new goodies including a completely new app drawer, redesigned app permissions, Doze, and Google Now on Tap.

Stay tuned for latest updates.

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