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Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 To Debut With Pixel 2

by Habeeb Onawole 13

There have been rumors about a Snapdragon 836 chip from Qualcomm. The processor will be a more powerful variant of the Snapdragon 835. It will have the same CPU and GPU as the SD835 but with higher clock speeds.

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The Snapdragon 836 was initially said to debut in the Galaxy Note 8 but that won’t be the case. Latest report says the Google Pixel 2 will be the first device to be powered by the chip. This shouldn’t come as a surprise as the Snapdragon 821 first appeared in the Google Pixel.

Just like last year, expect the Snapdragon 836 mobile platform to power new flagships of the second half of the year. We expect to see it in Xiaomi’s Note 3 and the Mi MIX 2. If they also decide to launch a Mi 6s, the Snapdragon 836 may also be the chip of choice.

OnePlus is another manufacturer that may jump on the chip. Last year, they released the OnePlus 3T less than six months after the launch of the OnePlus 3. It looks exactly like the OP3 but has a SD821 processor, a better front camera, a bigger battery etc. There is nothing that says there won’t be a OnePlus 5T or OnePlus 5s.

Although the Snapdragon 836 mobile platform may be the new flagship chip for the second half of the year, we haven’t seen it appear on any benchmarking site. However, we have come across two new chips from Qualcomm: the Snapdragon 840 and Snapdragon 845 mobile platforms.

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The Snapdragon 845 is the chip that will power the smartphones of 2018 and its first sighting was in a Samsung device which we believe is a Galaxy S9 prototype. The SD840, a quad-core chip like the former, was also seen in a Samsung device last week. There have been no other reports of the chip, so it is unknown if it will be announced this year or next.

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  • Curt

    What a pity that there won’t be any ZUK, Axon or Leeco anymore.

    • Doom Lord

      Why?

    • ZUK might still be around, the CEO hinted at a Z3 release. Can’t say the same for the others, though.

  • diego

    Hello!

  • androwin

    NEVER buy a ‘refreshed’ Qualcomm CPU because the change is only frequency and higher frequency = more heat and worse battery life.

    • etherspin

      Yeah I was wondering about that. E.g. what makes this chip more efficient to allow it to be clocked that high without tradeoffs.
      At this point the cutting edge chips for me will be those that can do a flawless 1080p performance and get 3 days medium use out of a ~3000mAh battery

      I’m keen to see how some of the phones with the SD660 go in this regard. I really want battery life to be back at the top of spec sheets with emphasis in ad campaigns now that we can do full HD very well. 4K with great battery can wait a couple of years till there is content everywhere

    • Wolvie

      Yupe, qualcomm just overclock the same damn soc cheap and charge their stupid license at much higher price. Damn greedy cheater LOL

  • Tommi

    Very likely there will be OP5(T) variant, just please put screen right way this time!

    • Doom Lord

      There wont be a 5T. 3T existed cuz chinese are superstitious about number 4.

      • Superstitious?

        Explain that to the Xiaomi Mi 4, Mi 4i, Mi4c, Mi4S, the Huawei Honor 4, 4X, 4 Play and so on.

  • Wolvie

    Ah Pixel phone, the price will cost arms and legs.

    I still remember the old good day where Google still selling their Nexus at cheap price and high specification. I guess event google got greedy and now selling premium phones (at premium prices of course LOL)

    • Honor 8

      The only people that know how to make their own devices with good specs and low price are the Chinese. Nexus 6p was made by Huawei and was the last Nexus device released before Pixel.

  • 836

    Pixel 2 might get it first but as history has taught us it won’t be the best at using it. That honor will go to Xiaomi’s upcoming devices. Just like back in the days of the 820 when the Xiaomi Mi 5 beat both the Galaxy S7 and LG G5 and then the Xiaomi Mi MIX beat even this year’s Galaxy S8 (that has SD835) and now Mi 6 that’s this years fastest SD835 smartphone to date.

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