The next flagship phones from Google likely won’t arrive until late 2017, but we’re already thinking about what the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL may offer for.
The search giant is done with the Nexus line and in its place the firm has created a slightly more premium, and far more mainstream range.
The Google Pixel and the larger Google Pixel XL, two high-end handsets aimed at the same market as the iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S7.
They were a strong first try too, scoring high in reviews, but they stumbled in some areas and arguably didn’t quite stack up to their rivals.
But Google is sure to learn from its mistakes and make the Pixel 2 even better.
Google Pixel 2 news and rumors:
-The new Pixels will be waterproof
-Improved chipset and camera
-No headphone jack
The first rumor for the Google Pixel 2 is it will come with a waterproof design.
The Pixel 2 will feature an improved chipset and camera, which could go some way to justifying the rumored higher price.
We’ve also heard that a true phablet might be landing, alongside the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, so we could see at least three Pixel handsets this year.
Elsewhere, we’ve heard that the Pixel 2 might ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack, which seems odd given that Google actively highlighted its presence in advertising for the original Pixel.
As for other Pixel 2 rumors, there are precisely zero so far. But we can take an educated guess at some of the things we’re likely to see.
For example, the Snapdragon 835 looks like the chipset of choice for 2017 flagships, so there’s a good chance the Pixel 2 will use that, though with a likely late 2017 launch Google may opt for something even newer. It’s also likely to have 6GB of RAM, as that too is rumored for a number of phones.
One thing we can be pretty sure of is that the Pixel 2 will run whatever the latest version of Android is at the time, and there’s a good chance that it will launch alongside Android O.
Of course, at this point it’s all unconfirmed and only approximate
Android Police has reported that the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 are code named as ‘Walleye’ and ‘Muskie’
(Note:The image used isn’t the real image of Pixel 2)