Google Pixel 2 won’t come with the Snapdragon 836 because it doesn’t exist


Fresh news coming in from credible sources have negated the existence of the Snapdragon 836 and denied the upcoming Pixels of the new silicon with its advantage. Earlier, reports from the likes of Evan Blass added spark to rumors of a new Snapdragon 836. The pair of phones said to be coming on October 5th and were believed to come with the new chipset.

However, reports from XDA as well as AndroidPolice now says that there is no such processor. This raises questions regarding the chip in the Pixel 2 lineup. But it’s simple, both these handsets will sport what every other flagship this year has come with, the Snapdragon 835.

In earlier times, reports seem to hold some water due to the fact that Google had first dibs on the Snapdragon 821 last year. Then, the Pixels were the first to sport the new chipset. So, a new chipset for the device this year seemed likely. Now, all that has to be thrown out of the window. Also, the Snapdragon 845 is unlikely to hit the markets until next year. So, there is only one realistic option.

Also, an FCC filing that showed the Snapdragon 835 sitting in a Pixel 2 adds credibility to this report. But the change isn’t anything that would affect the prospects of the new Google devices anyways, as the S835 is a worthy chipset well capable of handling everything you can throw at it. So, rest assured, processing power is in good hands.


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