If rumor is anything to go by, Google is expected to go official with the second-generation Google Pixel smartphones next month. The flagship smartphone was expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 836 SoC. But it now turns out that it will powered by the Snapdragon 835 chipset instead. The smartphone is said to launch on October 5, and several reports were rooting for yet-to-be released Snapdragon 836 SoC on the new Pixel 2 smartphones. Also Read - Why Google should consider bringing Pixel 6 series to India, but it is notAlso Read - Android 12 is now rolling out for Pixel devices: Here's the list of eligible smartphones
Evan Blass who earlier tipped the official launch date for the Google Pixel 2 series smartphone also claimed that it will feature the Snapdragon 836 SoC. However, this primarily depends on Qualcomm’s timely announcement of the Snapdragon 836 SoC which is not heard of so far. The latest report on Android Police throws more light into this. According to the report, sources have confirmed that Qualcomm is not working on the Snapdragon 836 yet. While an earlier report also says that successor to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC will not be named Snapdragon 836. Also Read - Personal data of thousands of smartphone users at risk via stalkerware leak
It’s safe to assume that the Google Pixel 2 will come with the current high-end Snapdragon 835 SoC. This also appears viable as most of the Google Pixel 2 rival flagship launched recently, such as Galaxy Note 8 or LG V30, are also powered by the same chipset. Further, an FCC certification spotted earlier also confirmed the presence of Snapdragon 835 SoC on Pixel 2 series smartphone. Notably, the first generation Google Pixel smartphones launched with Snapdragon 821 SoC that is a cycle upgrade to Snapdragon 820, both chipsets were announced last year. ALSO READ: Android O rollout to begin on August 21, Google Pixel first in line: Report
From what we know so far, Google has reportedly teamed up with HTC to manufacture the Google Pixel 2 smartphone while the larger sibling Pixel 2 XL is said to be manufactured by LG. Google Pixel 2 siblings are said to come with 4.97-inch Full HD OLED and 5.99-inch QHD OLED displays, respectively. Further, the smartphones are said to come with a squeezable frame as seen on HTC U Ultra and it will run Google‘s latest Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box.