Two days after South Korean smartphones manufacturers; Samsung Electronics launched their newest flagship in the Note-series; The Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Mountain View-based internet firm, Google Corp. is reportedly said to be gearing up to launch its next flagship smartphones in the Pixel smartphone series; The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2.
Last year, Google unveiled the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones on October 4th. However, this time has a change with according to popular tipster Evan Blass, he tweeted that Google’s second-generation pixel handsets, powered bu Sanpdragon 836 SoC’s, will be unveiled on October 5th.
Google’s second-generation Pixel handsets, powered by Snapdragon 836 SoC’s, will be unveiled on October 5th.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 24, 2017
According to earlier reports, Pixel 2, codenamed ‘Walleye,’ will retain the 4.97-inch Full-HD display from the original Pixel and will be powered by the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 processor with 4GB of RAM. However, internal storage could be bumped to 64GB in the base model.
The 3.5mm headphone jack won’t be present in Google Pixel 2.
The bigger Pixel XL 2, codenamed ‘Taimen,’ will be the more premium variant of the two smartphones and have an LG-made 5.99-inch OLED QuadHD display, according to TOI. While the screen resolution remains the same as the Pixel XL, the XL 2’s screen size will be bigger.
The rumoured Pixel XL 2 with OLED panel could have a more saturated display for better color vibrancy. As reported by The Investors website, Google recently offered to invest USD$880 million in LG’s display-making division – LG Display. The report further added that Google wants to secure LG OLED panels for its 2017 Pixel smartphones.