You probably have heard by now that LG has decided to go with the Snapdragon 808 processor for its G4 flagship instead of the Snapdragon 810 which many would have expected it to pick. LG does use this processor in the G Flex 2, a device it unveiled at CES earlier this year. To counter rumors about LG possibly dropping this chip due to overheating concerns Qualcomm has said that the company actually decided to use the Snapdragon 808 for the G4 a year ago.
It hasn’t been a good year for the Snapdragon 810. Samsung passed it over for the Exynos 7420 chip for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. Then there were the neverending rumors about overheating issues with the Snapdragon 810.
Many believed that after trying its hand at this chip in the G Flex 2, LG had decided to go with the slightly less powerful Snapdragon 808 for the G4 to not face the aforementioned issue on its flagship device.
During an interview Qualcomm’s head of marketing Tim McDonough said that this particular decision comes from “over a year ago,” so it won’t be right to say that LG picked the Snapdragon 808 over the Snapdragon 810. He also refuted rumors about overheating as many Qualcomm executives have done recently.
Given that this is Qualcomm’s high-end chip for 2015 it’s not surprising to see the company try to show that LG is not moving away from the Snapdragon 810 due to any problems.
Back in February, Qualcomm actually released a statement with several of its partners like Microsoft, Motorola and Sony all of which reiterated that they will be using the Snapdragon 810 in their high-end devices this year.