Galaxy Note 8 Could Become the First Smartphone to Be Powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 836 SoC


Just yesterday, leaked specs sheet of the Galaxy Note 8 revealed that the upcoming phablet will feature a Snapdragon 835 or Exynos 8895 equivalent model. However, the latest info we’ve stumbled upon reveals that Samsung might have different intentions for the Note 8 and in doing so, there could be a decent performance difference between the upcoming flagship and the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.

Qualcomm Following the Same Approach That It Did in 2016 – Higher Processor and GPU Clock Speeds Expected From Snapdragon 836 Present in Galaxy Note 8

If a new rumor coming out of China is to be believed, then it looks like Qualcomm is going to be revealing a new SoC in the future that’s expected to be present in flagships and will be getting unveiled during the second half of this year. So, in addition to chipsets being manufactured on the new and improved 10nm FinFET LPP architecture, a new chipset will guarantee better performance in mobile devices, including the Galaxy Note 8, if ITHome is correct.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Rumored to Have Better Power Efficiency Than Existing Qualcomm SoCs, Including Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1

For those that did not know the difference between a Snapdragon 820 and Snapdragon 821, we highly recommend looking up our comparison because that is probably going to be the same line in the sand separating the Snapdragon 835 and Snapdragon 836. Information from China states that the processor clock speed from the more powerful cores will be able to reach 2.50GHz, while the GPU clock speed will be running at 740MHz.

This will translate into a small performance bump for the Galaxy Note 8, assuming the information ends up being true. Still, we’d advise you to treat this rumor with a grain of salt. There is still ample time for the flagship to get unveiled and Samsung could deviate from its original intentions completely when its executives unveil the smartphone later this year.

With the battery woes the least of Samsung’s problems, now they will have to deal with combating against the iPhone 8.

Do you think a more powerful SoC will be a part of the hardware specifications in the Galaxy Note 8? Tell us your thoughts down in the comments.