A new processor will be powering the Google Pixel 2.
It’s being reported by Fudzilla that Google will be the first company taking advantage of Qualcomm’s latest processor. The Snapdragon 836 will, according to sources, bring a 10% increase in performance over the Snapdragon 835. Not much else is known about the upcoming model, but an increase in power and efficiency is generally what we see in moving between processors.
Qualcomm won’t be giving exclusive rights for the Snapdragon 836 to Google, however. Both Xiaomi and OnePlus are planning devices with the processor inside that will be released in 2017. It’s a departure from what happened earlier this year when Samsung secured the Snapdragon 835 as a timed exclusive for the Galaxy S8, blocking other companies like LG from using it in their flagships. Maybe the Snapdragon 836 just isn’t enough of an upgrade to persuade any potential bidders.
The next major processor from the Snapdragon 800 series should debut at the very end of the year. A source familiar with Qualcomm’s roadmap tells Talk Android that early December is when the Snapdragon 845 (or whatever the next flagship processor is called) will launch. Then, within the first few months of 2018, devices with it will be released.
Google is expected to launch the next Pixel in September.