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LG to adopt Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 in its next flagship smartphone

LG ditches Snapdragon S4 Pro for Snapdragon 800, cites better performance and power savings

By: Charles Gantt from Jun 20, 2013 @ 9:55 CDT

LG has decided to drop the Snapdragon S4 Pro in lieu of the new, more powerful Snapdragon 800 from Qualcomm in its upcoming smartphone refresh. Currently the company's flagship, the Optimus G, runs the Snapdragon S4 Pro. LG says that the reason for the switch is a performance boost of over 75 percent as well as improved power consumption over the older chipset.


Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 is built on the Krait 400 architecture and features four asynchronous cores with clock speeds as high as 2.3GHz. The 800 is paired up with an Adreno 330 GPU and is LTE ready. The new chipset is also capable of video capture and playback at UltraHD resolutions and features HTS-HD and Dolby Digital Plus audio processing. Miracast is also present.


We know very little about the next-generation flagship smartphone from LG at the moment. What we do know is that it will feature a 5-inch class screen, and could possibly be the first phone on the market to feature a flexible OLED display. LG head of marketing Won Kim said in an interview in April that that it will be "something different and something unique."


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