Are Qualcomm re-designing the Snapdragon 810 for Samsung?

The Snapdragon 810 processor is the processor to have. The first handset to use the 64-bit processor was the LG G Flex 2 which was announced in CES 2015. Other big brand that were planning on using the 810 were HTC and Samsung but after the recent stories about the processor heating hasn’t kept Samsung interested at all. 

Now this would possibly be the worst news for Qualcomm as not only would the processor be used in the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge but Samsung are a huge customer for Qualcomm so it’s said that they are now redesigning the Snapdragon 810 specially for Samsung.

LG have released a statement about the chip saying that this issue is not with the processor but with the design of the phone and that the LG G Flex 2 was designed around that…ouch. Now that’s some bad mouthing about Samsung’s ability to make phones which could easily be dismissed as the quality of Samsung phones is not disputed by many people.

As you may have read from our previous blog about Samsung’s first major chip many think that the tech giant may just be trying to find an excuse to use their Exynos processor but could not find a good reason to leave behind the most wanted processor on the market at the moment. 

I guess we’ll have to sit and wait for Samsung’s statement on the issue and see whether or not they’ll use the chip. Personally I think they should and then also release a series with their Exynos chip to show people that it’s good and could possibly replace the Snapdragon but we’ll have to see how confident Samsung are about their processor.

 

LG G Flex 2 – What we know so far

LG are releasing a new Flex as of February 2015, exclusively available on Vodafone 6 weeks prior to launch. The LG G Flex 2 is a 5.5 inch screen – matching the size of the LG G3 – making the screen 0.5 inches smaller than the original Flex.
Unlike Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus, the Flex 2 is a deliberately curved screen handset, following its original handset, the LG G Flex, which was the world’s first curved handset. The shape may be the same, but the new Flex 2 has new dimensions and specs to back it up. The display is 403 pixels per inch, whereas the original Flex only displayed 245ppi. Although the display is of higher quality, it is not yet a quad HD display like the LG G3. The original Flex supported a high resolution display of 720p, luckily for Flex 2 users, this display will be 1080p, with a P-OLED touch screen.
The design is a perfect match for the curved 4K TV – which is currently being displayed at CES 2015, the company states it naturally meets the contour of the eyes. The self healing back causes light scratches to disappear in as little as 10 seconds, 18 times faster than the first Flex. It comes in two colours, platinum silver and flamenco red.
This device should certainly have better performance due to its new Snapdragon 810 processor. According to LG, with it’s 3000 mAh non-removable battery, the phone will gain 50% battery life within 40 minutes of charging. The Flex 2 has 2GB RAM, apparently LG are not ready to support 4GB as of yet, the on board storage will be 16GB and 32GB, with a memory card slot that maxes out at an amazing size of 2TB. The device contains 64-bit Octa-core and speeds of 2.0GHz.
Another upside for users of the Flex 2 is that the camera is 13 megapixel, with a front camera of 2.1 megapixels. The original Flex’s camera did not meet up to users expectations, maybe this time around LG will fulfill all of their users needs.
The phone is rumoured to cost around £499 SIM free, and will most certainly be available on 4G.

Overall the LG G Flex 2 looks like the phone to look out for.