The major impending smartphone launch of the year includes that of iPhone 8 and the Pixel 2. The Apple iPhone 7s and the iPhone 8 launch is pegged at September this year. A recent tweet of Evan Blass claimed that the Pixel 2 and the Pixel XL 2 would be unveiled on October 5th. The tweet also mentions that both the devices will be powered by Snapdragon 836. Evan has an impeccable track record when it comes to insider info.
The first generation Pixel was launched on October 4th last year, a day earlier to this year’s date. This also means that the first generation Pixel devices will be exactly one year old when the Pixel 2 arrives. We have already seen the Pixel at an FCC filing, and the “8998” in the specification pointed to either the Snapdragon 835 or the upcoming Snapdragon 836, if the latter is true the Pixel 2 will perhaps be the first smartphone to be powered by Snapdragon 836.
Thanks to a score of leaks, filings and renders we do have a rough idea of what the Pixel 2 has to offer. Just like the previous generation, the only difference between the Pixel 2 and the Pixel XL 2 will be the screen size. The Pixel 2 is expected to come with 4GB of RAM, dual front facing speakers and a squeezable frame, like the one on HTC U11. The Pixel 2 may come equipped with a 4.97-inch FHD display while the Pixel XL 2 will employ a much larger 5.99-inch 1440p display.Moreover, the Pixel 2 is also expected to ditch the 3.5mm Audio jack. It’s quite likely that more leaks might surface as we inch towards the release date of October 5.
Apparently, Google is also working on an Assistant headphone that will allow users to dictate without having to reach out for the phone. This was revealed in an APK breakdown that showed related code strings.