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LG G4 to run Snapdragon 808 chip, report claims

The LG G4 will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 808 chip, not its much-maligned big brother, new reports have suggested.

With the upcoming G4 having been widely tipped to run the 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, new leaks have suggested that the flagship phone will shun the issue-hit chipset in favour of a more stable offering.

Having originally debuted on the LG G Flex 2, the Snapdragon 810 processor has been the subject of repeated overheating claims since launch.

Despite Qualcomm continuing to refute such reports, the overheating concerns have followed the chip across a number of recent launches, including the arrival of the HTC One M9.

Now, a purported image of the G4 has emerged online (via GforGames), claiming to show the handset with the 808 chip in tow.

However, the image, which originally popped up on Twitter, shows little of the G4 itself and no LG branding. As such, we must stress that this leak be taken with a considerable pinch of salt.

It was claimed earlier this year that LG had clashed with Qualcomm over the performance and heating issues with the 810.

The manufacturer has confirmed that the LG G4 will be formally unveiled on April 28.

Related: LG G3 Review

Although the phone’s chipset remains shrouded in mystery, a number of the G4’s headline features have already been confirmed.

The Korean manufacturer recently revealed that the handset would pair a 5.5-inch 2560 x 1440 pixel QHD display with a new leather backed design.

What’s more, a f/1.8 wide aperture 16-megapixel rear-mounted camera has been confirmed to line up alongside a secondary, 8-megapixel selfie snapper.

We will be on hand at the G4’s April 24 launch to bring you all the latest on the Galaxy S6 challenger.

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