Google is back with its pre-launch teasing and it almost feels like last year and it has also confirmed the launch of its expected Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL on October 4.
This is almost the the most exciting time for smartphone aficionados as after Samsung (Galaxy Note 8) and Apple (iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus), it’s time for Google to unveil the next Pixel smartphones. Teasing about the upcoming launch, Google has launched a new webpage stating -‘Thinking about changing phones? Stay tuned for more on October 4’, confirming the launch date of Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. If one clicks through the Search home page’s teaser, the URL (web address) mentions the word Pixel, corroborating the obvious – that the new smartphones from Google will be Pixel smartphones.
The company has separately published a video teaser, which can be seen below. The video teaser imagines users typing in several questions about their smartphones into the search engine, lamenting poor battery life, blurry photos, lack of storage, dumbness, inability to auto-update, and bad performance, indicating the Pixel 2 series will not be affected by any of these common problems. Previously, as per an FCC website, the Pixel 2 will be made by HTC, while the Pixel 2 XL will be manufactured by LG. The smaller Pixel 2 smartphone made by HTC will feature front-facing BoomSound stereo speakers along with the EdgeSense feature. On the other hand, the bigger variant by LG is expected to feature narrow bezels, similar to LG G6. Prior to the launch of the next Pixel phones, Google had slashed the prices of the Pixel and Pixel XL phones and is even giving away a Daydream headset for free.
Recollecting some key specifications, larger Taimen or Google Pixel 2 XL will come loaded with a 5.99-inch Quad HD display, which will feature an OLED panel provided by LG, as per a report by XDA Developers. The smartphone is expected to sport a smaller bezel as compared to its predecessor, the Google Pixel XL and will come with a 4GB of RAM. There will be a 128GB storage model, however, one could expect different storage configurations as well. It is reported to feature a single camera setup at the rear panel coupled with a dual-tone flash. Lastly, the smartphone is reported to sport a similar two-tone glass and metal design, though the glass window will be placed near the top. But rather than assuming, let’s just wait till official launch on October 4.