Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 doesn't exist

Google all set to launch 2nd-gen Pixel phones in October

"According to our source, the Snapdragon 836 is not the next premium SoC that will be offered by Qualcomm for its partners", the report read. The same thing happened previous year when the Google Pixel devices came with the Snapdragon 821 chipset, unlike all other flagships which came with the Snapdragon 820.

While it is not uncommon for Qualcomm for launch a high-end mobile flagship for the first half of a year and then follow it up with an improved version of the same in the second half. Although, another independent source has mentioned the existence of this chip in the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9, though our confidence in the existence of the 845 is markedly less so than our confidence that there will not be a Snapdragon 836. However, it would have been nice.

Further, the XDA report notes that, in fact, there couldn't be a Snapdragon 836 at all and the successor to Snapdragon 835 could be named something else.

Now coming back to the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2, the two phones will come with Snapdragon 835, as hinted in the latest leaked FCC listing. The information came from popular leakster Evan Blass aka Evleaks who has a good track record of predicting about upcoming devices. However, the popular rumor right now is that it might be announced next month, specifically on october 5.

Whatever the case, both stories seem fairly confident that Qualcomm isn't working on any Snapdragon 836 processor.

However with the alleged launch date of the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 being less than a month away, we expect more news to follow! Surprisingly, Google did not add another camera sensor to its handsets. Naturally, the handset will run Android Oreo out of the box. Tha majority of smartphones nowadays ship with dual rear camera setups, so this is indeed a surprising choice.



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