Google's upcoming Pixel 2 flagships will likely be powered by Qualcomm's follow-up to the Snapdragon 835.

The Pixel 2 will reportedly be the first smartphone to feature Qualcomm's Snapdragon 836 system on a chip - a rumoured, high-end processor. Keep in mind Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 SoC powers all the latest flagship Android phones, from the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ to the HTC U11 and even OnePlus 5. So, Google's next flagship phones will of course need the very latest Snapdragon silicon, too.

Now, the rumour comes from unnamed industry insiders, who didn’t mention whether the SoC will be featured in both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, and it doesn't match up with previous information that indicated the handsets will come with the Snapdragon 835. Nevertheless, it claimed we can expect the Snapdragon 836, which features higher peak GPU and CPU clock speeds than the Snapdragon 835.

Of course, you should take all this with a pinch of salt. And check out Pocket-lint's Pixel 2 round-up for more circulating rumours and reports about what the phones might feature. We'll probably known more concrete information by this autumn, as Google's next Pixels are expected to debut in early October 2017. We'll keep you posted. - PAY MONTHLY PHONES The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is now available on EE who have been awarded the UK’s best network for the fifth year running. RootMetrics tested the four UK networks and EE was faster and more reliable than all of them, with better data performance. Their network has come a long way since they launched in 2012. Back then they had 11 UK cities covered by 4G. Today they cover most of the UK’s land mass, thanks to 19,000 state-of-the-art 4G sites. They’ve got faster, too – from 50Mbps to a maximum speed of 400Mbps. And they’re soon to experience even greater possibilities with the launch of 5G.

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