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Google to launch three new Pixel phones powered by Snapdragon 835 this year: Report

Although it’s no longer a secret that Google will refresh its Pixel lineup this year, a new report has emerged indicating it will have more than two new devices up its sleeves. The earlier report, however, suggested there won’t be more than two new Pixel smartphones in 2017, but if the new report is to believe, that seems unlikely.

According to new information revealed by AOSP (Android Open Source Project), Google is gearing up to unveil three phones codenamed Walleye, Muskie, and Taimen, of which Walleye is the successor to the Pixel XL. Muskie, however, will succeed the regular Pixel phone. We have no idea as of writing this what the Taimen is all about. It could be either a tablet or bigger phone among all three.

Although no solid piece of information is reportable at this moment, AOSP reveals at the heart of all three upcoming Pixel phones will be Qualcomm’s latest flagship Snapdragon 835 processor. It’s the same chip currently powering the latest Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, and Xiaomi Mi 6.

Google’s existing Pixel lineup consists of Pixel and Pixel Xl. Specs-wise, the regular Pixel boasts of a 5-inch Full HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chip, 4GB of RAM, 32/128GB of storage, 12.3-megapixel rear camera, 8-megapixel selfie camera, fingerprint scanner, and 2,770mAh battery.

The Pixel XL, alternatively, boasts of a 5.5-inch Quad HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chip, 4GB of RAM, 32/128GB of storage, 12.3-megapixel rear camera, 8-megapixel selfie camera, fingerprint scanner, and 3,450mAh battery.

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Associate Editor at Pricebaba, Tanmay is working in the tech writing and content industry since 2011. His experience ranges from writing all thing tech, and sometimes with a pinch of salt. He admires Silicon Valley and HBO Newsroom the most and has a dream of becoming the next Will McAvoy some day. Contact him at tanmay@kratee.com.