With the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 being the latest processor and top of the line model from Qualcomm, it isn’t surprising to see that many Android OEMs are adopting it and incorporating it into their flagships. This is also why it probably wouldn’t be a surprise if Google were to do the same with their 2017 Pixels.
Of course whether or not that will happen remains to be seen, but a report from Winfuture.de (via PhoneArena) points towards the Android Open Source Project in which it was revealed that Google will be using the Snapdragon 835 for this year’s Pixels. Not only that, but it also appears that Google could have not just one, not two, but three devices in the works.
Earlier this year we reported on the codenames for this year’s Pixels which is muskie and walleye, then last month we heard that there was one more device in the works codenamed taimen. Note that all of these are named after types of fishes which is in line with last year’s Pixel codenames.
We’re not sure what taimen is supposed to represent since muskie and walleye are meant to represent the Pixel and Pixel XL, but either way based in the information, all three handsets appear to be powered by a Snapdragon 835. Take it with a grain of salt since this is kind of early information, but hopefully we’ll have more details to share soon.