The Snapdragon 835’s hype will soon be replaced by the rumored 836 series. The newest piece of silicon will reportedly debut under the hood of the #Google Pixel 2 XL.

Everything we know so far

The previous speculation about the next Pixel getting a Snap 835 seems to be wrong. According to a report by the Indian Express, Google will use #snapdragon 836 to power its upcoming flagship. These reports have mentioned Pixel 2 XL as the premium model but it is unclear whether the standard variant will get the same SoC or not.

Comparing both processors, 836 should not be far from the 835 but the Pixel 2 would be one step ahead of the Galaxy S8 with the latest SoC, according to a report by Ubergizmo.

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Specs-wise, Google’s next smartphone will be all-about lavish choices. A 128 GB storage will reportedly be paired with a whopping 4 GB of RAM. Rumor has it that Google will ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack, just like the iPhone 7. Android O will obviously be the OS choice out of the box. The extra-large Pixel, specifically, is said to come equipped with a large 5.99-inch QHD display.

The optics will pack a 12MP sensor for the rear camera and an 8 MP sensor for the front-facing camera. Google is highly likely to use a dual-lens camera system to meet consumer demand. Following the success of the original Pixel, the handset will still be a premium handset with a metal chassis and hopefully, a water-resistant one. Google Pixel 2 will compete head to head with Galaxy S8 and the upcoming iPhone 8. So far, the emerging leaks on the innards are pretty convincing at this stage.

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It is obvious that there will be improvements coming to the new device but Google might not bring a lot of changes to the younger sibling. One thing for sure, the Pixel 2 will most likely be pricier than the original.

About the original Pixel

To put it into perspective, the Pixel series was the first Google made device but it was HTC who supplied the human resources to build the handset. As far as the specs are concerned, it has a 5-inch display and Snapdragon 821 under the hood. The optics get a 12.3MP rear camera that features EIS software and dual LED flash. The front-facing camera gets a decent 8 MP sensor. Other features include a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, a fast-charging 2770 mAh battery, and USB C connector.

What do you think about Google Pixel 2? Will the mega-corp give into fan demands or will the device come with another breakthrough?

We'll just have to wait until Fall. #google pixel update