LG just launched its V60 ThinQ this week without some flagship options, but with Qualcomm’s 5G-packing Snapdragon 865. Now, reports out of Korea claim that the LG G9 ThinQ might step down to a Snapdragon 765, just like we’re expecting Google to do with its Pixel 5.
A report coming out of Korea (via Notebook Check) this week claims that LG is planning to make its G9 a little less “premium” than usual with this downgraded processor. This shouldn’t really come as a surprise, though, as costs of Qualcomm’s latest high-end chip have skyrocketed since the X55 5G modem is a forced inclusion on the chipset.
Instead of using the Snapdragon 865, the LG G9 will reportedly use the Snapdragon 765 which could result in a lower overall cost for the device likely without much of a performance hit.
Importantly, LG G9’s lesser processor doesn’t necessarily mean that the device will be lacking in terms of design, features, or cameras. At this point, though, we’re not sure what LG has planned.
How does this relate to Pixel 5? Based on evidence from the Google Camera app and a few other areas, it’s sure looking like Google doesn’t want to pay the hefty cost of the Snapdragon 865. Rather, it seems all but confirmed the Pixel 5 will come with a 765 processor. Between LG and Google, there’s going to be a lot of 765 out on the market, especially considering other OEMs are using it too such as Nokia.
More on LG:
- LG V60 ThinQ launches this week w/ prices ranging from $799 to $949
- LG V60 ThinQ 5G goes official, showcasing dual-screen capable 5G smartphone
- LG aims to make a profit w/ smartphones by 2021 using ‘wow factor’ in new devices
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