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Qualcomm will not make a Snapdragon 836 chipset


If you were somehow waiting for the rumoured Snapdragon 836 processor from Qualcomm, you are out of luck.

The Pixel 2 has been detailed to get a 4.97-inch 1080p OLED screen, but it will retain the same number of bezels, which is a huge setback because we were hoping that Google and HTC would follow the same smartphone design language that is trending in 2017. Simply called Snapdragon 821, the then-new chipset brought minor improvements, and the speculation so far has been that it'd be a similar story with this year's Pixel duo.

Sony just launched its flagship Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 compact and LG its V30 all featuring the Snapdragon 835. A recent report by The Verge claims that both, Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 will contain the same chipset as most other flagship offerings. XDA Developers' very reliable source told that there isn't any Snapdragon 836 now but could come in future.

Either way, most of 2017's flagships have been unveiled already.

Although Qualcomm did produced a slightly souped-up chip for the Pixel last year, it's not always standard operating procedure for Qualcomm to launch an improved processor later in the year. The previous rumor on the Snapdragon 836 claims that the chipset would be around 10 percent faster than the 835. Here is what we think will come when the Pixel 2 arrives later this year.

The second-generation Google Pixel phones are expected to run stock Android, which means a cleaner and snappier user interface. 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. If correct, then it seems Qualcomm is not preparing to release an updated version of the Snapdragon 835.

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