Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to be powered by the Snapdragon 836 chipset?

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to be powered by the Snapdragon 836 chipset?
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 could be unveiled in August. The other day, one of the big questions surrounding the phablet might have been answered by an unnamed Samsung executive. The latter reportedly told a Korean publication that the fingerprint scanner for the device will not be embedded under the screen. This news has yet to show up on Note 8 renders, most of which fail to show a rear-facing fingerprint button similar to what is found on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+.

While the Galaxy Note 8 has long been rumored to be powered by the Snapdragon 835 chipset, a new rumor suggests that it will be the first phone to sport the Snapdragon 836 chipset inside. The buzz around the water cooler is that the Snapdragon 836 will have a maximum CPU core speed of 2.5GHz, up from the current 2.45GHz clock speed on the 825. In addition, the enhanced SoC will feature a GPU running at 740MHz.

After the Galaxy Note 8, we should see the Snapdragon 836 SoC powering the unannounced LG V30, and the next Pixel models. Qualcomm did something similar last year when it made small changes to the Snapdragon 820 and released it as the Snapdragon 821 chipset.

The next top-of-the-line chipset expected to come from Qualcomm is the rumored Snapdragon 845. Reportedly, this will first be found inside the LG G7 as a way to pay back the manufacturer for whatever role it might have had in allowing Samsung to have the first shot at the Snapdragon 835. The LG G6 is powered by the Snapdragon 821 even though it was released slightly before the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+

source: ITHome (translated) via Playfuldroid

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Galaxy Note8
  • Display 6.3 inches
    2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
    6GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
    Samsung Experience UI

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