This fall has in store not one, but two much-awaited smartphone launches. After Apple’s September event, Google is said to unveil the sequel to its wildly successful Pixel phone, Pixel 2. Two variants, one of which is meant as a phablet, will hit the market very soon. When that happens, they’ll sport the next generation Snapdragon processor #mobilemagic
According to notorious leaker Evan Blass, Google is set to unveil the Pixel 2 series this October 5. In less than a month after the iPhone 8 reveal, we’ll get the chance to see what Google has been working on this year. So far, we do know that they want, once more, to get a head start by equipping the device with the next-gen chip from Qualcomm, Snapdragon 836:
Google’s second-generation Pixel handsets, powered by Snapdragon 836 SoC’s, will be unveiled on October 5th.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 24, 2017
Sure, this won’t mean the handset will be million years ahead of the other flagships – it’s more a matter of small performance improvements and optimizations. Still, if Pixel 2 manages to hit all the right spots, it’s going to make for a fierce rival to iPhone 8 and Galaxy S8. So far, we’re expecting to see two Pixel models, a 5-inch one and a 6 inches version, both with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. They should have always-on displays and even squeezable frames just like HTC introduced with U.
Google might take advantage of the October event to showcase a new pair of headphones with Google Assistant support (just like Apple did with AirPods) and even a smaller Google Home device.