Remember when the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 was the most powerful SoC you could find on an Android smartphone? Well, it still is… but not for long. We jut got info from an unnamed tipster that the successor to the 853, the 836, could launch in the near future, with the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL being its first carriers.
With all the buzz that these two devices are getting, this is only more fuel for the fire. We’re unsure what improvements there will be to the SoC, but we can’t expect them to be big. Maybe a slightly higher clock speed, or maybe improvements to power efficiency. We won’t know until the launch of the Pixel 2 duo gets closer. This happened last year with the Google Pixel and Pixel XL, they were the first phones with the Snapdragon 821, which was a marginal improvement to the 820.
LG and Qualcomm are working on the next huge iteration of the Snapdragon line which will come to the light next year, but the Snapdragon 836 should hopefully tide us over in the mean time. When the Pixel 2 duo launches, we’ll be seeing some excellent performance with the 836. What are your thoughts?