Snapdragon 808 picked to be running on the LG G4 before the Snapdragon 810 overheating issues surfaced: Qualcomm

LG G4The LG G4 smartphone was unveiled a few hours ago by the Korean manufacturer. We were taken a little by surprise when it was revealed that the handset would be sporting the Snapdragon 808 SoC instead of the Snapdragon 810. However, Qualcomm has now mentioned that this decision was taken by LG last year, long before the overheating concerns of the Snapdragon 810 surfaced.

This might be Qualcomm’s way of mentioning that using the Snapdragon 808 was a conscious choice from LG, while the recently launched G Flex2 smartphone features the Snapdragon 810 on board. One of the major differences between the Snapdragon 810 and the 808 is that the latter comes with a 6-core processor while the former packs an 8-core CPU. Also, the Snapdragon 810 can support LPDDR4 RAM while the 808 supports the older LPDDR3 standard.

In real world usage, this doesn’t make much of a difference as LG and Qualcomm will rightly tell you, so the users don’t have anything to be concerned about as far as the LG G4 is concerned. It is said that ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture offers better battery life on 6-core CPUs compared to 8-core variants, so the LG G4 is at an advantage there.

The G4 will be up for grabs from all the top American carriers starting next month.