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Google’s Pixel 2 Could Be World’s First with This Feature

According to an Android Headlines report, Google’s Pixel 2 smartphone might be the first to use Qualcomm’s unreleased Snapdragon 836 chipset.

Photo: Android Police

Photo: Android Police

This new SoC (System on Chip) promises higher peak CPU and GPU clock speeds, though it is expected to maintain a similar 10nm architecture as well as the Adreno 405 GPU. In practice, this will help the 836 perform better in high-performance scenarios as well as stay energy-efficient.

It is unclear from it’s unidentified source whether this processor will appear in both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL variants, given that more substantial differences are expected between them than with the original Pixel lineup.

MORE: Google Pixel 2 Rumors: Release Date, Specs and More

Previous rumors and an entry in the mobile benchmark GFXBench listings indicated that the Pixel 2 lineup would ship with the Snapdragon 835.

For more Google Pixel 2 rumors, check out our current roundup of the Pixel 2’s and Pixel 2 XL’s likely specs and features. Regardless of whether the Pixel 2 lineup does ship with this new Snapdragon SoC, the latest design renders are still worth your attention.