Google’s Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 to Launch Today: Price, Specs, Launch Time

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, the company’s anticipated next-generation Pixel devices, have been leaked in full merely a day ahead of the official launch on Wednesday. Prolific tipster Evan Blass aka @evleaks shared images of the two smartphones which show the handsets in their full glory. Based on preliminary leaks, the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are said to be manufactured by HTC and LG respectively as it were rumoured earlier before.

The leaked images confirm that the new Pixel 2 XL will follow the lead of 18:9 aspect ratio displays, and it will be the biggest highlight of the handset. The Pixel 2, on the other hand, will come with a 5-inch full-HD display with an aspect ratio of 16:9. The leaked images suggest that both the handsets will sport dual speakers at the front – one above and another below the display.

According to reports by VentureBeat, unlike the original Pixel and Pixel XL, the new Pixel hardware seems to have received a complete overhaul when it comes to the rear panel. The back panel will sport a glass at the top part though this year it has been painted in solid colours.

The Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL smartphones are expected to be powered by Snapdragon 835, similar to other Android flagships launched this year, while other rumours suggest that the phablets will pack 4GB of RAM, 64/128 GB internal storage options, and 12MP and 8MP rear and front cameras respectively.

Both handsets are expected to run Google’s latest mobile operating system, the Android 8.0 Oreo.

A separate report claims pricing for the new Pixel hardware. According to Droid Life, the Pixel 2 will be priced at USD$649 (roughly 2,338,400 UGX) for the 64GB and USD$749 (roughly 2,698,700 UGX) for the 128GB version while the Pixel 2 XL, on the other hand, will be priced at USD$849 (roughly 3,059,000 UGX) and USD$949 (roughly 3,419,300 UGX) for the 64GB and 128GB versions respectively.

Colour Variants:
The leaked images tip that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will come in two colour combinations Black for the top part, and White for the bottom part at the back of the handset.

The launch event will kick off on Wednesday at 9a.m. PT (7p.m. East African Time).

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