Google Pixel 2 to use Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 platform

In the last couple of years, Google launched a duo of smartphones, but that might change in 2017. Will Google compensate them with the newer product or will they be forced into a much longer wait?

This makes sense considering the fact that the SoC is Qualcomm's flagship offering. They will run on Snapdragon 835 processor, according to a report.

Out of the three Pixel phones, Pixel 2 (codename: Walleye) and Pixel XL 2 (codename: Muskie) are going to be second generations devices, while on the other hand, Pixel 3 which is codenamed - Taimen will be a third generation phone, and obviously be the most expensive of the three devices.

Recently, German tech site found a connection between the CPU model number MSM8998 (the Snapdragon 835) and the Pixel code-names in the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) code. Some speculate that this could be a true successor for the Motorola Nexus 6 from many years ago, incorporating a bigger touchscreen than even the Pixel XL. Supply of both models, including the Pixel and the larger Pixel XL, continues to be extremely constrained for unknown reasons. Google might not have confirmed the name for its next flagship smartphone but the recent leak point to the new codenames that Google has to its upcoming Pixel devices. Being powered by the Snapdragon 835 would mean that the three handsets will boast impressive connectivity features such as Bluetooth 5.0 and support for LTE Cat.16 (maximum download speeds of up to 1Gbps). That fish is a particularly large one, hinting that it could be a Pixel XXL. The original Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL were launched in October 2016.

The last bit of the rumor has to do with who will be fabricating the Pixel 2.

Google Pixel 2 is rumored to offer a bezel-less curved OLED display.

Google's Pixel 2 is coming.

  • Arturo Norris