Samsung, which is soon going to launch its next flagship Galaxy S8, has been hoarding Snapdragon 835 chipsets. As the South Korean giant is stocking up a bulk of Snapdragon’s next-gen chipset, its industry rivals are going to face a serious chipset crunch. The maximum brunt of such an action is likely to be borne by LG, which is also looking to acquire Qualcomm’s most powerful chipset for its ambitious flagship G6, but is forced to settle for a lower Snapdragon 821 chipset. Until they wait a long time to launch their flagship they have to go for Snapdragon 821 only.
Samsung is using its full might to make sure that no Android smartphone gets launched before its Galaxy S8 with Snapdragon 835 in it. Xiaomi is also looking forward to integrate the same chipset for their upcoming smartphone Mi 6.
Stocking up Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipsets means that Samsung Galaxy S8 isn’t using Exynos for the international versions.