Well, this is the time of the year when the long wait for the most anticipated devices ends. Just yesterday, Samsung launched its latest Note series smartphone – Galaxy Note 8. Apple, on the other hand, is gearing up to launch the next iPhone within first two weeks of September. Now, as per the famous leakster Evan Blass, Google is planning to launch the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 on 5th of October. The tweet further claims the devices to come with yet to be announced Snapdragon 836 chipset.
To recall, the first Pixel was unveiled on 4th of October 2016 and now the second generation Pixel comes right one year after it. Similar to the first generation, the new Pixel devices will also come in two different sizes. The smaller one is expected to manufactured by HTC, whereas LG will manufacture the bigger one. There are also rumours floating around claiming the Pixel 2 to ditch the 3.5mm earphone jack. Well, if it turns out to be true, Google is definitely going to regret all those times when it mocked Apple for the same. And, we, the tech community, will make sure of that.
Google's second-generation Pixel handsets, powered by Snapdragon 836 SoC's, will be unveiled on October 5th.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 24, 2017
As far as design is concerned, few renders have claimed the Pixel 2 to feature the slim bezel design similar to what LG G6 offers. The design looks eye-catching with a glass build and a virtually bezel-less display. Although, we can’t confirm anything yet. The second generation Pixel devices are also likely to get the squeezable edge, similar to what we saw in HTC U11. Talking about the specs, the smaller one, Pixel 2 will sport a 4.97-inch FHD display while its bigger sibling Pixel XL 2 will equip a larger 5.99-inch display. The phones will get 4GB of RAM and are likely to be powered by Snapdragon 836. Although the Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 is yet to be officially announced, it will improve upon the current flagship chipset SD835.