Google is rumored to be preparing the next update of the Pixel smartphone. Rumors suggest that the Pixel 2 will feature Qualcomm’s fastest and energy-efficient processor, an upgraded camera, and a waterproof design.
Here is everything we so far know about the Pixel 2.
Pixel 2 Rumors
The next update of the Pixel smartphone is expected to feature a curved OLED display. According to a report by Yonhap News Agency, Google will use flexible OLED panels supplied LG Display in the next-generation Pixel devices.
Google is betting on the mobile phone’s camera technology, one of the most important features of the current generation of smartphones. The technology giant is reportedly working to improve low light photography. According to 9to5 Google, the Pixel 2’s camera will not “have large MP size” but rather will “compensate in extra features.”
The Pixel 2 is said to use Snapdragon 835 chipset, the first ever 10nm chipset designed to power large-scale entertainment experiences. However, according to some rumors, Google could build its own custom processor the Pixel 2.
The smaller Pixel 2 model is rumored to use a Snapdragon 835 with 4GB of RAM and a 64GB storage option. Similarly, the bigger model could feature a Snapdragon 835 with 6GB of RAM and a 128GB storage option.
The Pixel 2 is said to come with IP 67 and IP 68 waterproof certifications. That means the device could submerge in water depths of under 1 meter to 1.5 meters for 30 minutes.
The next update of the Google Pixel will be powered by Android O, the latest version of Google’s Android mobile operating system.
Moreover, rumors indicate that Google is planning to ditch a 3.5mm headphone jack in the Pixel 2 to add stereo speakers. Also, the technology giant is expected to replace the headphone jack with a single USB-C port, according to a report by 9to5Google.
Meanwhile, Google is rumored to release four Pixel models this year. The company is said to be testing three phones – the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL and a larger device code named Taimen. Google is reportedly building a lower-price smartphone, the Pixel 2B, aimed at emerging markets.
Google Pixel 2 Release and Price
The Pixel 2 is expected to be launched in the third quarter of 2017. We believe that the devices will arrive in October.
As far as the price is concerned, the Pixel 2 is expected to get a price boost of $50. The 32GB Pixel 2 is expected to start at $700, 128GB at $800, 32GB Pixel XL at $820 and 128GB at $920.
Google remains silent about the Pixel 2, but one of the company’s executives recently mentioned that the next update of the Pixel is in the pipeline.