We already know that Google plans to launch the successor of the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones later this year. Previous rumors also hint that the devices are codenamed “Walleye” and “Muskie”, respectively.
Recently, some references of the codenames were found alongside the Snapdragon 835 CPU model number MSM8998 in the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) code.
Furthermore, the “Taimen” codename was also linked to Qualcomm’s latest processor, which is rumored to be the Pixel XL tablet.
This means that the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 will launch before the chip maker introduces the successor to the Snapdragon 835. The current Google Pixel and Pixel XL shipped with Snapdragon 821 which was the best performing processor by Qualcomm at that time. AS for the Snapdragon 835, it was launched after several delays and was also present in the Galaxy S8.
There’s no word from Google about the exact launch date of the handsets or what it will bring so readers are suggested to take this news with skepticism. There’s a possibility it may turn out to be different than what the rumor mill suggests.
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