Google’s Pixel 2, Pixel XL 2 may not have Snapdragon 836 processor: Report

XDA Developers citing source claims that the Snapdragon 836 is not the next premium chipset that Qualcomm will offer to its partners

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Highlights

    • Pixel 2 smartphones earlier rumoured to carry Snapdragon 836
    • New reports claim that processor doesn’t exist
    • The next-generation Pixel 2 smartphones tipped to launch on October 5

Just two weeks back a report about the Google next-generation Pixel handsets surfaced online suggesting that these devices will integrate Qualcomm’s supposedly upcoming mobile platform Snapdragon 836. But a pair of reports now negating previous leaks claim that the upcoming Pixel devices won’t have a Snapdragon 836 as it ‘simply doesn’t exist’.

XDA Developers citing source claims that the Snapdragon 836 is not the next premium chipset that Qualcomm will offer to its partners. Further Android Police corroborating XDA Developers report said that the chipset maker isn’t working on any Snapdragon 836 processor.

Speaking to a source familiar with Qualcomm’s plans, we can confirm that there are not, nor have there ever been plans for a ‘Snapdragon 836,’ as has also been reported by XDA Developers,” Android Police said in its report.

While these tech publications seem to be quite upbeat with their source, notable mobile leaker Evan Blass doesn’t want to shift from his previous claim. The reputable tipster was the one who earlier said that the next-generation Pixel smartphones will come with Snapdragon 836 SoC.

Blass took to his Twitter handle today and claimed that the source that noted about the upcoming Pixels has proven accurate from time to time.

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,” Blass tweet reads.

While the existence of this yet-to-be-announced chipset remains to be a mystery, at least one of the Pixel model could have Qualcomm’s high-end Snapdragon 835, as per an FCC filing.  The smaller variant, Pixel is reported to be manufactured by HTC while the big brother, the Pixel XL 2 will most likely be constructed by South Korean tech company LG. Google’s next-generation Pixel are tipped to launch early in October this year with top-of-the-line specs.