In the past, we have different rumors and reports suggesting Qualcomm’s plans to release Snapdragon 836 processor with a majority of those leaks mentioning upcoming Pixel 2 smartphones to be the one featuring them first. Even the well-known and usually reliable tipster Evan Blass (@evleaks) made same claims in one of his tweets. But as per two new and different reports, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 processor does not even exist.
These two reports are coming from Android Police and XDA where the latter has cited an “extremely reliable source” behind the claim about Snapdragon 836’s non-existence. The reports mention that Qualcomm has no plans of releasing any upgraded flagship chipset in the near future which is something expected considering that it did release slightly upgraded Snapdragon 821 processor after the release of Snapdragon 820. The new chipset from last year made its debut with the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones which further led many to believe that this year’s Pixel 2 series would be following the same route. Qualcomm had done the same on one more occasion in the past when it launched the Snapdragon 800 SoC and succeeded it with the release of Snapdragon 801.
With no possibility on the Snapdragon 836 in the future, the question arises what process will be powering the upcoming Pixel 2. There is no concrete information related to this but if someone has to guess, the current flagship chipset Snapdragon 835 seems to be the most reasonable and sensible answer.
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