Rumors are surfacing that the Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 836 processor may be a no-show in the upcoming Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2.

The anticipated Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 are expected to be announced on October 5th with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 processor. But a new report claims that the supposed Snapdragon 836 processor is not a reality. This may be due in part to the fact that Qualcomm has not officially announced the Snapdragon 836 as of yet.

Hight accurate leaker Evan Blass broke the news on the Oct. 5 launch date for the Google Pixel 2. (See his Twitter feed at  Evan Blass (@evleaks). Blass is usually right on the money for providing accurate information on upcoming devices, so the date is highly expected to be correct.

It is expected that the new Google Pixel 2 smartphones would be powered by a slightly more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon processor which would be the 836.  Google used this strategy last year with the release of the original Pixel phones arrived with the Snapdragon 821, while other Android flagships debuted with the Snapdragon 820.

According to information obtained from the XDA Developers website claims that Qualcomm does not have a Snapdragon 836 chipset project in the works. The site’s “extremely reliable” source claims that the chipset doesn’t and won’t even exist at all. XDA’s report was also later corroborated by Android Police, which cited a source “familiar with Qualcomm’s plans.”

So the next logical solution would be that the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 will host the Snapdragon 835 as did the original Pixel smartphones. The conclusion is supported by a previous FCC filing which has reveal that the Google Pixel 2 would be powered by the Snapdragon 835.

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