Last year, Google delivered what some believe is the best smartphone on the market and the tech giant is expected to release the second iteration of its Pixel smartphone this year. The Google Pixel 2 is rumored to come with a more powerful processor, an impressive camera, a waterproof design, and no 3.5mm headphone jack.
Rumors suggest that Google will launch three Pixel devices in the third quarter this year. Here is everything we so far know about the Pixel 2.
Google Pixel 2 Rumors, Specs, News
According to latest reports, the Pixel 2 XL will feature a 5.99-inch OLED display supplied by LG Display. The smaller model, the Pixel 2 X, is expected to come with a 4.97-inch full HD display. It is highly likely that Google will once again select HTC to build the 2017 Pixel phones.
The Pixel 2 XL is rumored to feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The Pixel 2 X is expected to come with the Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
Google is said to add a better camera in the second generation of the Pixel. The next-generation Pixel device is expected to feature a 12-megapixel dual rear camera and a 7-megapixel front-facing camera. Rumors suggest that Google will ditch the 3.5 headphone jack in favor of a single USB-C port.
The Pixel 2 is expected to run Android O, the latest version of the Android mobile operating system. The new version will include many new features.
The Pixel 2 is believed to come with waterproof certifications of IP 67 and IP 68. That means the device phone could submerge in water depths of under 1 meter to 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, Google is said to be building a lower-priced smartphone, dubbed the Pixel 2B, to target customers in emerging markets such as India and Brazil. According to a report from 9to5Google, the Pixel 2B will be launched alongside or shortly after the Pixel 2. At the time, no further details are available about the Pixel 2B.
Google is expected to launch the Pixel 2 X and Pixel 2 XL in the third quarter. Per the latest rumors, the devices will arrive devices in late September or early October.
Meanwhile, Morgan Stanley analyst Brian Nowak predicted that Google will generate $3.8 billion in revenue by selling more than 5 million Pixel devices this year.
Experts named the Google Pixel XL the best phone of 2016 due to a solid design, brighter display, impressive camera, robust voice assistant, unlimited cloud storage for photos, and virtual reality integration. Tech expert and users called the Pixel a better phone than the iPhone 7. The Pixel 2 isn’t an immediate threat to the iPhone but the Google phone could soon become a top competitor of the iPhone in the premium segment of the smartphone market.