There are several manufacturers that want to escape Qualcomm’s flagship processor for 2020 – the Snapdragon 865. But after all, why don’t they want Nokia, LG or Google to use the processor in their equipment? The problem seems to be the high price of the processor that has the X55 5G modem integrated.

Manufacturers want to keep their costs low to avoid increasing equipment prices. Now, as Qualcomm chose to only sell the Snapdragon 865 with the X55 5G modem, manufacturers that are not interested in raising prices, end up having to resort to alternatives.

Snapdragon 865

Nokia 8.3 arrived with the Snapdragon 765G and costs 599 €

This was the path taken by Nokia in the recently launched 8.3. The equipment was launched with the Snapdragon 765G, which is not top of the range. Still, it turns out that there is a nonsense on the part of the brand, since the smartphone will cost 599 €.

The latest information shows that LG may be the next manufacturer to follow this path. This is because, it seems, the company can launch the G9 ThinQ with the Snapdragon 765.

In addition to these, Google can also do the same for its next tops. XDA Developers found evidence that the Pixel 5 and Pixel 5 XL may not have Qualcomm’s high-end processor.

At a time when global smartphone sales have dropped significantly, this is a stage for manufacturers to contain themselves. However, companies like Xiaomi or Realme continue to launch equipment with Snapdragon 865 at competitive prices, and they should be the ones to win with the matter.

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