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Qualcomm’s Flagship Chip for H2 2017 Could Be Snapdragon 836

by Jed John 5

There are indications that Qualcomm has got a new flagship chip in the works and this isn’t the Snapdragon 845 which is rumoured to debut next year. The U.S. chip maker is said to be working on the Snapdragon 836 chip which is just a revised version of the present Snapdragon 835. This won’t be the first time, as there is a precedence. Qualcomm’s 2016 flagship Snapdragon 820 chip received a slight upgrade from its quad-core architecture, thus giving birth to a higher clocked quad-core Snapdragon 821. The Snapdragon 821 will later go on to power a number of flagship devices like the LG G6, HTC U Ultra, Google Pixel and Pixel XL.

Snapdragon 836

While rumors of a Snapdragon 836 chip has festered for a while now, details have been quite sketchy but a Weibo tipster has revealed that the flagship chip may be launched in the second half of this year. There is even a speculation that it may be featured on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The new chip may also feature on the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

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On the configuration, the Snapdragon 836’s large cores will have a clock frequency of 2.5GHz, slightly higher than the 2.45GHz frequency of the SD 835 large cores. The small cores may likely retain the 1.90GHz clock frequency found on the SD 835. The tipster also revealed the SD 836’s GPU is clocked at 740MHz. There aren’t many details about the rumored Snapdragon 836 presently but we’ll be on the look out and keep you posted if anything drops.


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  • androwin

    Not worth the wait then. Going to choose between OP5 or XZ Premium.

    • Yacov Litman

      XZ Premium is a pretty bad device. I’d say OP5 would be the obvious choice of the two but if you really want a good performer then the best of 2017 is the Xiaomi Mi 6.

  • Sam Wong

    Sorry to say that Snapdragon 821 is still quad cores architecture, only octa cores qualcomm ever launched before 835, was the 810.

    • Yacov Litman

      I just hope the 836 isn’t something that can be beaten by quad core architecture like the 835 that was slower than the 821 in comparison between the Galaxy S8+ and Mi MIX.

  • Joms

    Just make it 2x3GHz+2×2.4GHz configuration and it will go to toe to toe with A11 or A10x for sure.