Rumor: No Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 SoC, Pixel 2 To Feature 835

The launch of Googles second generation Pixel phones is nearing

The launch of Googles second generation Pixel phones is nearing

The latest report by an "extremely reliable source" is despite previous claims that the Pixel 2 phones will be powered by a more powerful Snapdragon 836. The same thing happened past year when the Google Pixel devices came with the Snapdragon 821 chipset, unlike all other flagships which came with the Snapdragon 820.

Sony just launched its flagship Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 compact and LG its V30 all featuring the Snapdragon 835.

Google's Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 are expected to be announced next month and are rumored to come with a new Qualcomm processor. However, chances are slim that the source quoted by XDA Developers is wrong and there will be a Snapdragon 836 after all. While the Snapdragon 835 SoC is not bad by any means, this could be slightly disappointing for the enthusiasts who were hoping to see an upgraded version of the flagship chipset with Pixel 2. Reputable leaker Evan Blass, however, is sticking to his original claim: "Re: SD836, I haven't heard anything further since my initial tweet, and since the source has proven accurate time after time, I stand by it". No big deal. Considering what a great performer the Snapdragon 835 has proven itself to be and how fast the first Pixels remain to this day, this news really shouldn't disappoint. As a side note, it also revealed that the upcoming Google flagship will have a squeezable edge like the HTC U11's Edge Sense and Android 8.0.1 Oreo from the get-go. The Pixel 2 should be sporting a 5inch display screen while the XL model will sport a 6inch displays screen. It's also believed that the Pixel XL 2 will be the only one getting thinner bezels, but both handsets will have a squeezable frame feature called Active Edge. Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 is a beast when it comes to supplying power to devices.

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