Snapdragon 845 SoC, (System on Chip: means all components of an electronic system are integrated on a single chip) 64-bit octa-core processor, is the flagship processor from Qualcomm till today, 27 July 2017. Snapdragon 845 SoC is the most powerful with 30 percent more than what we got in its predecessor Snapdragon 835. Rumors also says that it may feature Snapdragon X20 LTE modem which can afford more than 1Gbps download speed and 150Mbps peak speed for uploading.
LG G7 is the upcoming LG’s flagship model, which should be announced officially at the 2018 MWC event, expectations are there to see release date somewhere between late February to early March for US and early May for India. During the last days of March, 2K17 news came from the capital city of South Korea that LG Electronics is deploying Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 845, for its upcoming flagship smartphone LG G7 in the year 2018. Report stated that during early March 2K17, LG with Qualcomm started development work together to be first in race. If we believe rumors, price for LG’s 2018 flagship may be somewhere between INR 50,000 to INR 55,000.
Samsung Galaxy S9:
Samsung Galaxy S9 is already in development. News source is Korean website The Bell.
We must not be surprised with this news as the major companies are using same development cycle like apple. We observed that iPhone 8 and iPhone 7 both were rumored before the launch of iPhone 7. Galaxy S9 will be less revolutionary, it will be more about refinements. Over the past few months it is rumored that Samsung’s Galaxy S9 will be packed with 4K display. The phone may be launched in Q1 2018, depends upon the launch of its competitor LG’s G7. It may be priced around INR 65,000.
Between both South Korean smartphone manufacturers, it will be interesting to look who make their smartphone available for us first.