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There is no Snapdragon 836

There is no Snapdragon 836

There will be no Snapdragon 836 by Qualcomm, as a source close to the company has claimed that it has no plans for a slightly upgraded mobile processor in 2017.

Rumors far and wide have been saying that the Google Pixel 2 will have a Snapdragon 836 chip, but it may have stretched credulity a bit too much.

Sony just launched its flagship Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 compact and LG its V30 all featuring the Snapdragon 835. There is simply nothing else until the new faster SoC comes in the early part of 2018. However, now a fresh report from XDA Developers states that there is no Snapdragon 836 in the first place and that the Google phones will be powered by Snapdragon 825.

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. XDA Developers has also confirmed with sources that the next premium SoC from Qualcomm will not be the Snapdragon 836. Most of next year's flagship smartphones will mostly be powered by that chipset.

Moreover, the Google Pixel 2, which had been spotted in FCC filings in the past was already seen running the MSM8998, which is the Snapdragon 835. Here is what we think will come when the Pixel 2 arrives later this year. Notorious leaker Evan Blass said otherwise claiming that both phones would be powered by the SD836 and now stands by his previous statements. As it stands, based on rumors and analysis of the chip inside the new iPad Pro, the A11 processor in the iPhone 8 will smoke the Snapdragon. If correct, then it seems Qualcomm is not preparing to release an updated version of the Snapdragon 835.