Google’s gen-next Pixel devices, the Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel XL 2 are all set to launch on the 5th of October. The report comes via trusted tipster Evan Blass who has often proven to be rather accurate when it comes to smartphone launches and specifications. The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 are eagerly awaited by Android users as the phones are the ultimate definition of what Android devices should be like. Reports also indicate that the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 would run on Snapdragon 836 a processor.
Google launched the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL last year during a #MadeByGoogle event back in 2016. The company launched these phones on the 4th of October, along with the Google Home, Daydream and Google Wi-Fi as well. This year the event will take place on the 5th of October, one day later than last year, marking full 365 days since the announcement of the original Pixel phones.
The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 are expected to come out along with a smaller sized Google Home (which might be in the shape of Amazon Echo Dot or as a headphone). New Chromebooks are also expected to be announced at the event.
Google's second-generation Pixel handsets, powered by Snapdragon 836 SoC's, will be unveiled on October 5th.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 24, 2017
Similar to last year, Google will introduce an upgraded processor in their smartphones. Last year they introduced the Google Pixel with the Snapdragon 821 processor while the Snapdragon 820 was the market standard. This year they will be introducing Snapdragon 836 which will be an upgrade over the existing smartphone standard, the Snapdragon 835.
Qualcomm is yet to announce the processor officially but it is likely to be revealed at the upcoming IFA 2017 event. The Google Pixel 2 will be manufactured by HTC while LG will make the larger of the two, the Google Pixel XL 2 smartphone. Stay tuned with us for more updates on these gen-next Pixel smartphones.