According to Forbes, rivals like LG and HTC will have to wait until Samsung’s new top of the line hits the market, which should only happen from April.
A lot of people were excited about Qualcomm’s announcement of Snapdragon 835 during CES 2017 earlier this month in Las Vegas, but it may be that you have to wait a little while to test the new processor.
According to a report from Forbes, the new chip will only be released with the much anticipated Samsung Galaxy S8, which does not yet have a release date after the manufacturer canceled its presentation at the Mobile World Congress 2017, which takes place in late February in Barcelona – rumors Indicate that the announcement of the device should happen only in April.
In his report to Forbes, journalist Ben Sim notes that no smartphone released before the Galaxy S8 will have the new Qualcomm chip. This includes the HTC Ultra U and most likely the LG G6, which will be unveiled on February 26 at MWC 2017. According to the sources, “Snapdragon 835 will not be available in large quantities until the launch of the Galaxy S8” .
TechCrunch recently announced that Samsung will produce the new Qualcomm chip, but that does not necessarily mean exclusivity. It is worth remembering that the Snapdragon 820 was manufactured by Samsung in its 14-nanometer FinFET process, and the first device to use this chip was LeTV’s Le Max Pro. That is, it is more likely that Samsung only has an agreement with Qualcomm to buy all the initial inventory of the chip, leaving the other manufacturers waiting for the next lots.
The new Snapdragon 835 brings new features including the new Kyro 280 CPU, 25% faster 3D graphics, improved power efficiency, two 14-bit image signal processors, and Qualcomm’s new X16 LTE modem.