A couple of days ago, a report surfaced that Qualcomm might be working on a new Snapdragon 836 SoC, and now a new rumor popped up saying that this chip might fuel the Galaxy Note 8, in fact, this rumor claims that the Galaxy Note 8 will be the first handset to ship with the Snapdragon 836. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is expected to arrive in August, recent reports are saying that it will come in early August, and if today’s info from IT Home is to be believed, the Galaxy Note 8 will not be fueled by the Snapdragon 835, as most rumors suggested, but a new variant of Qualcomm’s flagship processor.
So, what’s the difference here? Well, based on the limited info that we have about the chip thus far, this will essentially be a slightly more powerful variant of the Snapdragon 835. Qualcomm actually did something similar last year when they released both the Snapdragon 820, and the Snapdragon 821 SoC. The Snapdragon 836 will, allegedly, be a 64-bit octa-core SoC, just like the Snapdragon 835, and it will run on 2.5GHz, while its Adreno 540 GPU will be clocked at 740MHz. So, it seems like the Snapdragon 836 will fuel flagships that are released in the third and fourth quarter of this year. This means that the LG V30, the Galaxy Note 8, the Xiaomi Mi Note 2, Google’s Pixel 2 phones… and some other devices could ship with the Snapdragon 836, though this info is not official yet, so we’ll have to wait for more info in order to be sure.
Now, it’s also worth mentioning that a recent report talked about the Snapdragon 845, which is Qualcomm’s next-gen flagship processor it seems, though that chip will not become available until 2018. The Snapdragon 845 is expected to be a successor to both the Snapdragon 835 and Snapdragon 836, and the report said that Qualcomm started developing this chip a while back. So, to sum up, the Snapdragon 836 will probably fuel quite a few devices this year, including a number of flagships that launch in the second half of the year, while the Snapdragon 845 will not launch until next year, so that probably means that this chip will be included in the Galaxy S9, LG G7, and so on.