Samsung launched their second flagship of 2017 yesterday. Now, it's time for Google to show what it has in store with the Pixel 2. Thanks to reliable leakster, Evan Blass (@evLeaks) we now have a date on which the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will be launched.
According to Evan, Google will launch the Pixel 2 and its larger sibling Pixel 2 XL on October 5. Although there is no confirmation from Google, this lines in well with previous rumors.
There was another tidbit in the tweet, the Pixel 2 lineup will sport Snapdragon 836 underneath the hood. If it happens, these will be the first smartphones to run on the latest flagship processor from Qualcomm. Something which Samsung wasn't able to do, even though they are manufacturing the chipsets.
Last year too, Google opted for Snapdragon 821, not 820. Snapdragon 836 is expected to boost the clock speed along with minor improvements to the ISP.
Google's second-generation Pixel handsets, powered by Snapdragon 836 SoC's, will be unveiled on October 5th.— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 24, 2017
We have already heard a lot about the specifications of the Pixel XL. The larger Pixel 2 XL smartphone is expected to sport a 6-inch AMOLED panel made by LG. Chances are less for them to opt for a display with smaller bezels. The Pixel 2 XL may opt for a dual-camera setup but the smaller Pixel 2 made by HTC would sport a single camera. Some renders also showed a stereo speaker setup in the front of the Pixel 2. There won't be a headphone jack on either of the phones.
Both phones will come with 4GB or 6GB RAM with at least 64GB internal storage which won't be expandable. Whatever the specifications be, both the Pixel 2 devices will run on Android version 8.0.1 Oreo. Samsung has already taken the fight to both Google and Apple, and its time to see what both of them have in store for 2017.