Google Pixel 2: News, Release Date, Specs and Price

Google Pixel 2 is Google’s reply on Apple and Samsung after releasing their latest devices Samsung Galaxy S8 and iPhone 8 offer high end specs, big screens and ample power.

The original Pixel and Pixel XL are both great devices and the first smartphones in Google Pixel lines. They are designed inside and out by Google. Manufactured by HTC, the two elegant smartphones came up with terrific cameras, great build quality, and stock Android software that’s extremely popular among a lot of users.

Here we will get closer to what rumors are saying about Google pixel 2 as headlines for what you can expect from google this year.

Google Pixel 2 Release Date

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Well, what is we really sure about that it will be in 2017. According to Rick Osterloh, VP of Hardware at Google, he confirmed that it will be released this year. “You can count on a successor this year, even if you don’t hear a date from me now.” He said.

Google Pixel and Pixel XL were released in October last year, so it makes sense if we assumed that Google Pixel 2 will be released in October 2017, and this is going to be after the expected launching date of iPhone 8.

Google Pixel 2 Specs

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Based on Rumors reports, the design will be similar to Google Pixel and Pixel XL with metal and glass finish and few minor changes, the glass window is located near the top of the device and will no longer include the fingerprint reader. XDA Developers reports it will feature 6-inch screen for Pixel 2 XL and 5 inches for Pixel 2 and expected a curved OLED screen with a similar aspect ratio to the Galaxy S8.

Another report from 9to5Google suggests that the Pixel 2 will ditch the headphone jack, which is backed up by XDA Developers. On August 3. And XDA Developers also pointed to a squeezable Pixel 2, which noted that the feature will work even if the screen is off, the feature that HTC introduces in HTC U11 earlier this year.

Camera and Battery

9to5Google reports that Google won’t focus on megapixels with the Pixel 2, but rather will “compensate in extra features.” It’s unclear exactly what that means, but the site says the camera will be a “major focus” in the development of the Pixel 2. Additionally, XDA Developers reports that the Pixel 2 will stick with a single camera rather than a dual setup.

There is no too much news about the battery, but we can guess that the Pixel 2’s is likely to be at least as big as the 2,770mAh one in the Pixel and the Pixel 2 XL’s will probably at least match the 3,450mAh one in the Pixel XL

Processor and storage

A recent report of XDA Developers seems to confirm that the Snapdragon 835 CPU will be on board along with 4GB of RAM. When it comes to storage, a 64 GB version is mentioned.

Google Pixel 2 Price

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The Pixel line launched in 2016 at $649 (32 GB) and $749 (128 GB), while the XL variant retailed for $769 (32 GB) and $869 (128 GB).

We hope that upcoming devices come up with affordable prices but Google’s Osterloh seemed to demolish that when he noted that the company will not make it less expensive. “the Pixel stays premium” He said.

In this crowded smartphone marketplace, Google Pixels has to face off a high competition with powerful competitors including apple iPhone 8 and Galaxy S8 and the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 and the unveiled LG V30. Everything is expected this year. Let’s wait and see!

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