Samsung keeping majority of Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chips for itselfBy Robin-Leigh Chetty 24 January 2017 | Categories: news
By now you should be well aware that Samsung does not plan to unveil the Galaxy S8 at MWC 17 next month, but rather at a separate event on April 14. The precise reason for this move has not been divulged, but Samsung is likely ensuring all the correct manufacturing measures are in place before releasing the device, given the recent fiasco with the Note 7.
Craftily though, the South Korean manufacturer is trying to ensure the Galaxy S8 is the most well-specced device on the market, as Forbes reports that the company is "hoarding" the majority of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chips.
The move would ensure that the likes of LG's G6 would not feature the latest processor (rumoured to have the Snapdragon 821), giving the S8 an advantage in the specifications stakes when it does debut in April. Such a move would certainly be linked with the fact that Samsung partnered with Qualcomm on the design and production of its new 10 nanometre 835 chips, while also ensuring its competitors don't have the latest and greatest at their disposal.
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