Google is going to launch its flagship smartphones, the Pixel 2 and the Pixel XL 2, in October. There might still be a few weeks to go, however, rumors don’t seem to stop surfacing. We already have a pretty good idea on what the handsets will look like. The design is similar to the one of the original Pixel smartphones, with minor, yet visible changes. Tha back of the handset will still feature the glossy upper part and the matte lower part, however, this time around their size changes. The glossy part will not include the back camera too like it did in the case of last year’s model.
Thankfully, minor changes in design are not everything Google brings to the table. This year’s handsets will reportedly have waterproof bodies. While other manufacturers have been delivering waterproof handsets for several years now, this still is a new feature for the Pixel 2. Also, the tech giant brings back the front- facing stereo speakers. They were present in several Nexus devices, however, after the Nexus 6P they disappeared. Unfortunately for some, the Pixel 2 won’t have a 3.5mm audio jack. Instead, Google will provide users a USB-C to 3.5mm dongle. Naturally, the handsets will come with the most powerful processor available on the market right now. Rumor had it that it would be the Snapdragon 836, however, it seems that it will be the Snapdragon 835 we all know by now, as the company won’t actually make the 836 anytime soon. Possibly it won’t manufacture it at all.
As for the storage, the Pixel 2 will probably not have a microSD card slot, so users will need to choose carefully when they opt for one storage or another. The good news is that this year Google might ditch the 32GB storage option and go for the 64GB instead. Of course, those who need more can still purchase the smartphone with 128GB of internal storage. 6GB of RAM would be a reasonable amount for the handset, 8GB would be even nicer.
The Pixel 2, which will now be water proof, will be manufactured by HTC. It’s larger brother, probably dubbed the Pixel XL 2, will come from LG, with slimmer bezels, so it will look more like this year’s flagship smartphones. Naturally, both handsets will run Google’s latest version of Android out of the box. Even though we don’t know much about the cameras of the handsets, it’s safe to assume they will be just as great as the ones of last year’s model. They will feature electronic image stabilization and will reportedly focus on delivering great photos even in low- light conditions. Unfortunately, there is one more thing we can anticipate: the price of these handsets will not be a low one. How high it will get, it’s unclear at this time.
Source: Android Central