If there is one mobile device which has been making all the right noise of late, it is the new Google Pixel 2. The new Pixel has been the subject of many rumors, including one which stated that the new device would look pretty similar to the LG G6, while another indicated that it would be a bezel-less device. However, we now focus on something other than the design elements: the processor aboard.
If the latest leaks are correct, the new Google device range will have at its heart the all-new Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 processor, which will make it a very powerful device indeed. Almost all high-end phones use the Snapdragon 835 processors, which are around 30% more powerful while being nearly 25% more economical than the previous generations. Some other devices, like the Lenovo ZUK Z3 Max, have been rumored to have the Snapdragon 836 on board as well, but the Pixel may be the first to have it.
While we do not know this for sure, this report by Fudzilla states that the Google Pixel 2 will have the processor on board before all other devices. The Snapdragon 836 is expected to be an incremental improvement over the existing SD 835 chipset. Remember that last year, the Snapdragon 821 was released for the flagship smartphones which were launched in the latter half of the year. The SD 821 was an improved version of the Snapdragon 820 SoC, and it is expected that this year too, the SD 836 will be an improvement over the Snapdragon 835.
However, the SD 835 might not last too long on the throne of the most powerful processor for long: the next-generation Samsung Galaxy S9 may carry the Snapdragon 845 chipset. Both the Snapdragon 840 and the Snapdragon 845 have already been spotted on several benchmarking sites. Also, the LG G7 too may have at its heart the same powerful SD 836 SoC. Meanwhile, we are eagerly awaiting the Google Pixel 2.