A lot of Galaxy Note 8-related leaks, reports, and rumors have emerged since the past few weeks, hinting towards the phone’s design and specifications. However, a new leak suggests that the upcoming flagship phablet from Samsung could be the first Snapdragon 836-powered smartphone in the world. The report states that the Snapdragon 836 chipset is a slightly improved version of the Snapdragon 835 SoC.
The new chipset will reportedly have a CPU clock speed of 2.5GHz and a GPU clock speed of 740MHz. The report also states that the next-generation Pixel smartphones and the LG V30 will use the same chipset. Qualcomm has released mid-cycle SoC upgrades – Snapdragon 821 and Snapdragon 801 – in the past, so it’s not very hard to believe that it would repeat the same this year as well.
The Galaxy Note 8 is rumored to come with a 6.3-inch QHD+ Infinity Display, Android 7.1 Nougat, a 12MP+13MP dual-camera setup, an 8-megapixel autofocus front-facing camera, an iris scanner, and a USB Type-C port. The Snapdragon 836 variant of the device could be launched in China and North America, while the Exynos 8895 variant could debut in the rest of world.