The upcoming Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 smartphones were previously rumored to come with the alleged Snapdragon 836 processor. The information came from popular leakster Evan Blass aka Evleaks who has a good track record of predicting about upcoming devices. But, now, new reports suggest that the next-generation Pixel phones, which are expected to get unveiled on October 5, will stick to Qualcomm's current Snapdragon 835 chipset.

There is no Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 in pipeline

According to a report from XDA Developers, citing an extremely reliable source familiar with Qualcomm plans, the highly rumored Snapdragon 836 doesn’t exist.

In fact, as per the report, Qualcomm is not even planning to launch the Snapdragon 836 as its next premium SoC.

Notably, the Google Pixel 2's FCC filing listed the smartphone with Snapdragon 835 processor (MSM8998). It is expected that Pixel XL 2 variant will also sport the same processor, reported Android Police. The Snapdragon 835 is currently found in some of the latest Android phones including the recently launched LG V30, Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8, OnePlus 5 and Moto Z2 Force. Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 was rumored to feature Snapdragon 836, but Qualcomm China has already confirmed on social networking website, Weibo, that the upcoming smartphone will run the Snapdragon 835 processor.

Specs and features expected

Google Pixel 2, which has been internally codenamed "Walleye," will be manufactured by HTC.

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The premium Google Pixel XL 2 phablet, internally codenamed as "Taimen” will be developed by LG. The Pixel handset is expected to boast a 4.97-inch OLED display with bezels, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, Android Oreo operating software, 4GB RAM and 64GB of native internal storage.

The Pixel XL 2 phablet is speculated to feature a whopping 6-inch bezel-less display, a Snapdragon 835 processor, Google's latest Android Oreo operating software, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of native storage. Both Pixel 2 and XL 2 are likely to house a fingerprint scanner on the back side. The upcoming smartphones are rumored to come without the 3.5mm headphone jack. The Google Pixel 2 XL might get a dual-lens camera setup.

While Google is yet to announce about Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 specs, release date and pricing information, we are expecting that the search giant will follow the same October release pattern for the upcoming handsets.