Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL To launch Today
Updated – Oct’4 – As we know, like every year, Google is gearing to launch the next set of Pixel phones. The new phones are going to launch today on 4th October 2017.
Usually, Google launches the Pixel, Nexus phones in October and this year also it is the same. Don’t expect the Pixel phones to be affordable, like the good old Nexus days, Google has turned into Apple with the Pixel phones.
Apple has launched the most expensive iPhone X this year and we can expect Google to offer very premium Pixel devices.
Google Pixel 2
While everything called as a flagship phone runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 – ( Mi6, OnePlus 5, HTC U11, LG V30, Samsung S8, Note 8) and many more, you got the idea, how Google is going to make a difference apart from bundling it with the Android 8.0 Oreo.
Google Pixel 2 will have so sweet Oreo, great infinity display, and likely an edge sense like HTC U11 to create differentiation.
Google Pixel 2 XL
The Google Pixel phones were also spotted on US FCC website sharing some of the specs details.
That also reveals that just like HTC U 11 Pixel 2 will also support a squeezable frame. The website further stated that the device will be running on Android 8.0.1 Oreo and this will also make pixel series to be first to receive the latest Android version.
The Google Pixel 2 will be manufactured by HTC and the larger variant (Pixel XL 2) is said to be made by LG. Last years Google Pixel and Pixel XL were also made by HTC. Google has also recently acquired the mobile division of HTC for $1.1 Billion – Google Strengthens Hardware Capabilities With HTC 1.1 Bn Deal.
The HTC U11 comes with a squeezable frame, and the Pixel phones are also rumoured to have the same feature. May be Google will add some nifty feature for the squeezable edges in the Android Oreo based Pixel phones which can also enhance the user experience using this HTC feature.
The latest leaked image shown below shows the search bar getting shifted to the bottom just below the icons.
Another Key Change is that Pixel 2 XL comes with a Full Vision display while the Pixel 2 gets the normal 16:9 display. Something similar to what Apple has done with the iPhone 8 and iPhone X. You will need to shell out more money to grab the new Pixel 2 XL.
The new Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and will come with the Adreno 540 GPU like the rest of flagship smartphones like the Samsung Note 8 and the Lg V30.
Google Pixel 2 XL
The Smartphone will come in two variant 64 GB and 128 GB of internal storage and this year Google can bundle it with 6 GB of Ram, which has become so common it is even found on $250 phones [15K] – Coolpad Coolplay 6.
The new Google phones may also have an ‘Always on’ display mode.
The Google Pixel 2 smartphone may have a 5.5 inches display with full-HD resolution, of course, it going to be bezel-less and will come with 18:9 like the LG G6 or the more affordable LG Q6. The Pixel XL 2 is rumoured to feature a display of 6.0 inches QHD having a resolution of 2960*1440 pixel.
The rumour is that the display of both the smartphones will be manufactured by LG. We also find rumours about the headphone jack that Google Pixel series is likely to drop the 3.5 mm headphone jack.
The life of headphone jack seems to be in danger as far as the new Pixel phones are concerned and Google can follow the Apple iPhone 7 in killing the jacks.
Both the smartphone will be Splash and Dust resistant, Google is learning a thing or two from Samsung flagship phones.
Talking about the Rear Camera both Pixel smartphone will have 12.3 Megapixel lens with dual LED flash. No Google this year is not planning to join the voguish trend of Dual camera phones, they are going to keep it single and may likely improve the already great camera on the Google Pixel.
The Google Pixel camera is one of the best cameras we can find on any flagship smartphone and this year it may be an incremental upgrade only. However, the front facing selfie Camera may get a better 8 Megapixel lens.
Both Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 will have a non-removable battery and it will come with the feature of fast charging. The colour options in both smartphones can be Quite Black, Very silver and Really Blue.
The New Pixel phones have got a tough competition ahead as iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and the HTC U11 are all incredible beauties.