10 September 2016
Qualcomm has just officially unveiled the Snapdragon 821 yesterday and multiple rumors have already suggested that HTC's upcoming Nexus 2016 and Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 phones will use the new chipset.
Based on information from multiple and reliable sources, we believe it is extremely likely both of Google's upcoming Nexus phones, Sailfish and Marlin, will be using the Snapdragon 821.
If the rumor is true then both the devices will be powered by Qualcomm’s newest chipset then the both Google and HTC have to make some compromise somewhere on the smaller of the two devices, which is supposed to be Sailfish, if the company has any intention of selling the phone at a lower price. That’s assuming that is Google’s plan to begin with. Keeping Hardware at bay, it is note worthy that the timing of the Snapdragon 821 announcement has a little bit of a role to play in strengthening the rumor that both devices will be manufactured with this processor inside, as no phones have yet been announced sporting the CPU and the announcement for both Nexus phones is thought to be coming up before the end of the Summer.
Still we can’t confirm yet as these are just rumors, but it is also worth noting that the rumored specifications which surfaced for both phones last month mentioning that the processors would be Quad-Core CPUs and the Snapdragon 821 is a quad-core CPU though no specific CPU was mentioned at that time. Marlin specs listed that the device will have CPU from Qualcomm, while the it was not mentioned for Sailfish.
Let’s wait for the official announcement form the horse’s mouth to know which device is coming up with the latest chip set.