Google is about to launch its new Pixel 2 smartphone and that is going to happen on October 4. Rumors say that at the hardware event the company is going to present 2 devices, not just one. So, what should we expect from Google event?
Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
According to Android Authority, Google is going to launch two devices. Neither of them, probably, will have a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Pixel 2 will feature a 5 inches Full-HD with Gorilla Glass 5 and Pixel 2 XL – 6 inches Quad-HD with Gorilla Glass 5 and Wide Color Gamut.
Both phones will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 mobile processor with either 64 GB or 128 GB of internal storage.
The Pixel XL featured one of the best smartphone cameras last year and the Pixel 2 XL is likely to continue this trend. The unofficial source mentioned that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will come equipped with dual Pixel cameras with OIS. Media was told that the Pixel 2 XL will come equipped with a Wide Color Gamut and Google Imaging Chip, as well as Optical Image Stabilization. It’s unclear whether OIS is present in both, or just one of the sensors.
It is not 100% confirmed, but some sources says the Pixel 2 XL will include an E-SIM card slot, which would allow it to connect to different networks without needing to replace a SIM card, like the Apple Watch Series 3. The phone will also likely sport the second generation of Google’s fingerprint scanner. IP67 dust and water resistance and Gorilla Glass 5 should offer some durability to these devices.
Since Pixel 2 has a smaller and lower resolution, it will only feature a 2700 mAh battery vs the larger 3520 mAh option in the Pixel 2 XL.
A source claims that purchasing one of these devices should give you unlimited Google Cloud storage until 2023, which is pretty impressive if that means files also.
Rumored specs for Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL: