The Google Pixel 2 Will Feature The Snapdragon 836 Claims Famed Tipster As Reliable Sources Set Up For Conflict

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Yesterday, we saw interesting reports surface w.r.t the Qualcomm Snapdragon 836. Or should we say, the rumored Snapdragon 836. The US chip giant surprised a lot of folks last year with the Snapdragon 821. Qualcomm’s a changed company after the Snapdragon 810’s throttling. Its experiment with semi-custom Kryo cores on the Snapdragon 820 wasn’t that perfect. To compensate, we saw the Snapdragon 821, in a speedier application of Intel’s tick-tock approach. Following suit, this year rumors of a ‘Snapdragon 836’ also surface. Now, we’ve got more on the matter. Take a look below to find out more.

The Snapdragon 836 Isn’t Completely Out Of The Race Yet As Evan Blass Reiterates Source Credibility

With less than a week left until the iPhone 8 is launched, we’ll have very few flagship devices left for the year. Samsung’s all done with the Note 8 and soon it’s Apple’s turn. After that, once Google upgrades the Pixel lineup, it’ll be a wrap for major, mainstream flagships in 2017. Right on cue, these past couple of days have yielded a lot of information on the smartphones, due in October.

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Just yesterday, a lot of details for the Google Pixel 2 surfaced on the rumor mill. For starters, the lineup’s overall look will be much sober this year. Last year, Google took a very ‘fun’ approach on the lineup, aiming to target the growing millennial and engineer segment. However, now, Google’s taking Samsung and Apple head on, with a much more power focused look for the smartphones.

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The big reveal however, relates to two very highly reliable sources reporting that we won’t get a Snapdragon 836 this year. Rather, Google will have to rely on the good old 10nm Snapdragon 835, which doesn’t have the same differentiating ‘feel’ as the 821 did. The Snapdragon 836 rumor was initially reported by famed tipster Evan Blass, who’s also got more on the matter. According to evleaks, “Re: SD836, I haven’t heard anything further since my initial tweet, and since the source has proven accurate time after time, I stand by it.

That’s interesting as it places Blass directly in conflict with both AndroidPolice and XDA developers. All three are very accurate when it comes to leaks, so we’re not sure who to believe. Maybe Evan need to check in with his source once again. After all, 10nm is a different process altogether when compared against 14nm. Whatever the case, we’ll find out soon enough. Till then, stay tuned and let us know what you think in the comments section below. We’ll keep you updated on the latest.

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Source: Evan Blass

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