While much of the buzz is around the Apple iPhone 8, Google too is gearing up to launch its next-generation Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2. While the Pixel XL 2 has been the primary target for leaksters, a new leak reveals a bit more about the smaller Pixel 2. Also Read - Free COVID-19 vaccine: Today’s Google Doodle urges all to get vaccinated, wear maskAlso Read - HP Chromebook 11a review: Great for students, not so for professionals
9To5Google has shared a few photos of what is believed to be the Pixel 2 with a silver rear panel, while the front side is said to be covered in another shade of gray. Apart from that, the report also reveals that the upcoming Pixel smartphone will come with improved water and dust resistant capabilities. The image, that is heavily blurred also shows two small black dots below the camera s flash that according to the source is the receive and send sensors for the laser detect auto-focus. The fingerprint scanner is round, and is placed at the center of the device.
The smartphone’s camera is expected to feature EIS (electronic image stabilization) instead of OIS (optical image stabilization). The devices will have the Always-On display feature as well. Additionally, Google plans to include a USB Type-C adapter in the retail package.
From what we have come across so far, Google will opt for a 4.97-inch (1920×1080 pixels) display on the Pixel 2. The smartphone will launch in two variants 64GB and 128GB. Recent reports also confirm that the smartphone will be powered by a Snapdragon 835 instead of Snapdragon 836 SoC. Apart from this, the smartphone will run on Android’s latest OS Android Oreo out-of-the-box. Apart from the display size and storage, the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 will be the same in terms of other specifications. ALSO READ: Google Pixel 2, Pixel XL 2 leaked cases yet again hint at the design
Google Pixel XL 2 is said to be manufactured by HTC. The Pixel XL 2, on the other hand, is widely expected to be manufactured by LG. Google s head of hardware Rick Osterloh hinted that Google will be following the same premium pricing strategy for the next-generation Pixel smartphones. From what rumor mills hinted last, we know that the Google’s second-generation Pixel series will launch on October 5.
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