All the new phones that will launch in the fall (autumn) season this year featuring the best of Qualcomm, will have the Snapdragon 835 SoC and nothing else.
We could not get on top of things as to why the company decided to stay with the Snapdragon 835, but have in mind that we are only half year away from the next generation Snapdragon launching in Q1 2018 for the next generation phones.
Last year Qualcomm decided to launch the Snapdragon 821 which increased both CPU and GPU clock from the Snapdragon 820 by about 10 percent, but it was made clear to us that this won’t happen with 10nm based Snapdragon 835.
Sony just launched its flagship Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 compact and LG its V30 all featuring the Snapdragon 835. We can say it loud and clear that the upcoming rumored Google Pixel 2 and the next One Plus phone will not have anything other than the Snapdragon 835. There is simply nothing else until the new faster SoC comes in the early part of 2018.