The successor to the Snapdragon 865 mobile platform will be made official on Dec. 1 through the Tech Summit event by Qualcomm. The official name of the upcoming chip is yet to be declared. Going by the names of the previous generations, it is likely that the SD865 will be replaced by the Snapdragon 875 mobile platform. Samsung and Xiaomi could be one of the first companies to launch SD875 powered flagship phones in Q1 next year. In the past years, LG has also been one of the first brands to launch flagship phones featuring the newest Snapdragon flagship chip. According to a tipster that cites information from a South Korean website, LG will not be releasing a Snapdragon 875 mobile platform powered phone in the first half of 2021.
The site states that LG is missing from the list of companies that have placed orders for the SD875 chipset. Instead of the SD875, the South Korean company has placed a mass order for the upcoming Snapdragon 775 upper mid-range SoC.
The reason behind it could be the change that the company has brought in its mobile business. Previously, the company released a G series flagship handset in the first half of the year, and a V-series flagship phone in the second half.
This year, LG did not launch a G-series smartphone. Instead of it, it announced the LG V60 ThinQ in February and the all-new upper mid-range phone called the LG VELVET in May. It recently introduced the experimental LG Wing flagship and it appears that it is no other flagship phones planned for this year.
The LG VELVET featured the Snapdragon 765G chipset. Hence, it appears that the Snapdragon 775 could be powering the VELVET’s successor. Like this year, the new VELVET phone may debut in Q2 next year.
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