Google expected to launch Pixel 2, Pixel XL 2 on October 5; here are the specifications
The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 will the first to feature the Snapdragon 836 SoC processor.
- Google is expected to unveil the next edition of the Pixel and Pixel XL on October 5
- Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 will the first to feature the Snapdragon 836 SoC processor
- The new Snapdragon 836 SoC processor would have slightly higher maximum speeds
Google is expected to unveil the next edition of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL on October 5. This is exactly a year after it first launched the high-end smartphone. The launch of the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 on October 5 was announced by prolific leaker and smartphone tracker Evan Blass, who tweeted the date as well as the specifications of the smartphone.
The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 will the first to feature the Snapdragon 836 SoC processor, which is marginally faster than the Snapdragon 835 SoC processor currently by many flagship smartphones.
This is a similar strategy to what was employed by Google last year when it built the 2016 Pixel around the Snapdragon 821 SoC processor, that was slightly higher than the Snapdragon 820 SoC processor that everyone else had been using till that point.
The new Snapdragon 836 SoC processor would have slightly higher maximum speeds for both the CPU and GPU, and also offer slightly more battery life.
Besides the processor, some of the other specifications expected in the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 will have dual front-facing speakers, an always-on display mode, no headphone jacks and a 4G RAM.
Google still does not manufacture its own smartphones and this year the Pixel phones will be made by two different companies using two different designs.
The Google Pixel XL 2 will be manufactured by LG and will have a 5.99 inch display, with modern-looking slim bezel design. The display will be a 1440 pixel OLED display.
The smaller Pixel is being made by HTC and will have a 4.97 inches display. It is expected to have bigger top and bottom bezels.