Just as the storm kicked by iPhone launches settles down, Google has officially confirmed that it’s planning to hold an event on October 4. The Mount View based giant is expected to unveil its new Google Pixel 2 lineup at the event. Besides, Google may announce a few other products alongside its flagship smartphones.
Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 Launch Date
Google has started showing a new teaser on its website where it asks consumers whether they are “thinking about changing phones”. It further adds that more details on the matter will be announced on October 4. This all but confirms that the Alphabet owned company is indicating at its impending Pixel 2 smartphones. Incidentally, October 4 also marks the one-year anniversary of the original Google Pixel.
Google Pixel XL 2 made by LG Electronics
Google Pixel XL 2 was spotted clearing the FCC earlier today. As per the FCC listing, the Pixel XL 2 is made by none other than LG Electronics. On the other hand, HTC is reportedly producing the smaller Google Pixel 2. It quite surprising to see Google opt for two different manufacturers(a trend that stopped with the Nexus) for building the two smartphones of the Google Pixel 2 series.
Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 Leaked Specifications
Talking of specifications, the Google Pixel 2 is expected to come with a standard 16:9 display. The Google Pixel XL 2 on the flip side is rumored to feature a near bezel front flanked by an 18:9 panel. The implementation is expected to be much like the Apple iPhone X. Furthermore, it will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa core processor. Initially, both smartphones were rumored to come with Snapdragon 836, but Qualcomm has apparently delayed the chip due to certain production issues.
Keeping aside the Google Pixel 2 launch, Sundar Pichai led firm is expected to announce a new Google Home. Additionally, it may also debut Android One program in the US with the launch of handsets from Motorola and HTC.