A couple of days ago, we heard that the #ASUS #ZenFone3Deluxe would be the first handset to feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 chipset. A new report from China is suggesting that this might not be the case (almost), with Xiaomi said to be in the running as well. It is said that the company’s Mi Note 2 handset will have the honors. An industry analyst mentions that Xiaomi will be the first Chinese manufacturer to launch a Snapdragon 821 handset. Globally, however, it will be the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to have the irrelevant honor, the analyst said.
The argument coming from a Chinese social media site is that although ASUS has announced an SD821 handset, it won’t officially hit the markets until sometime later this year. However there have been reports that the device will be available by August.
Frankly, this whole business of being the first to have a particular mobile chipset seems incredibly juvenile and not something that major tech companies should be competing over. At the end of the day, customers aren’t going to pick a smartphone based on which OEM was the first to bring hardware, they will simply go by the phone they think is the best on the day. Being the first to launch a Snapdragon 821 phone would only give companies bragging rights and nothing more.
What do you think?
Via: Gizmo China