Just a few days after Apple’s 2017 iPhone line-up went official, Google is also building the hype about the upcoming Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 flagships. The search engine has posted a teaser video on YouTube, which suggests these handsets will be unveiled on October 4.
As per earlier leaks, Google won’t drift away much from the original Pixel’s design. Leaked renders of Google’s next gen Pixel 2 devices have already been spotted on the web, suggesting that the overall design aesthetics won’t drift away too much from last year’s Pixel range. Things just seem appear to a little more well-rounded.
According to past reports, upcoming Google flagships will only feature incremental design changes. The larger Pixel XL 2 will be manufactured by HTC, while the Pixel 2 will likely be built by LG. The Pixel XL 2 codenamed Taimen is expected to sport slimmer bezels and a larger screen compared to its predecessor. The handset is expected to pack a 5.99-inch 1440p OLED display. Under the hood, the Pixel XL 2 will get powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor bundled with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
The smaller Pixel 2 codenamed Walleye will most likely sport a 4.97-inch 1080p display. The handset also run the Snapdragon 835 processor bundled with 4G of RAM and 64GB of storage. Google also plans to pack more tech in the device such as front-facing speakers, however, the classic 3.5mm jack will most likely be ditched.
Both handsets are expected to run the latest Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box.
Earlier in September, reports also surfaced that both the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 will be powered by the Snapdragon 836 chips. However, that rumor has been debunked in a report by XDADevelopers. The report cites a source which claims that “the Snapdragon 836 will not be the next premium SoC offered by Qualcomm for its partners”.
We’ll have full details about the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 when Google officially unveils these handsets on October 4. Till then, keep checking back for more updates.