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Google, LG Could Ditch Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 for Their Flagships

Last updated on March 25, 2020

Google and South Korean tech main LG are prone to skip the highest tier Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 platform this yr for their smartphones as the price of the chipset is just too excessive, a report claimed. The Pixel 5 and Pixel 5 XL do not really use Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 865 as per the Android code base.

Both are running the Snapdragon 765G, a chip that is one step down from the 865 in Qualcomm’s lineup. There is not really a Snapdragon 865 Google telephone within the Android repository, ArsTechnica reported on Monday.

LG is taking an analogous strategy to its 2020 flagship, the LG G9 ThinQ: as a substitute of transport the Snapdragon 865, the corporate can also be opting for the cheaper 765G, according to web site Naver.

HMD Global additionally did the identical factor just lately with the launch of the Nokia 8.three smartphone.

There are a number of causes for the upper value.

First, the Snapdragon 865 has taken a step backward by way of SoC integration from earlier years. The chipser options no onboard modem — as a substitute, it offloads the 4G and 5G connectivity to a separate chip known as the X55 Modem, the ArsTechnica report added.

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