With the rather pleasing success of Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL, Google is ready to take the line up to the next level in the battle of premium range smartphones. The premium line of Android phones that replaced the Nexus series is about to get a successor – the Pixel 2. Let’s dive in to know what to expect.
Release date and expected price
This phone is expected to launch in the fourth quarter of this year (likely October). It would be nearly priced around ₹60,000.
No headphone jack
There is a presumption that the 3.5mm headphone jack in the Pixel 2 would be removed for the successor of pixel. This rumour is circulating after the iPhone dropped the port for headphone.
The Pixel 2 is likely to ship with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Processor chipset, which is engineered to deliver far more impressive processing power than any other processor before it. It is likely to support AR and VR simulations for enhanced gaming experiences and great download speeds on 4G.
While the battery is expected to remain a 3000 mAh unit, we’re hoping improvements in the Android file system and kernel would deliver better battery life. Expectedly, the battery will be non-removable too.
The first generation (Pixel) was not submersible in water, nor was it water-resistant (Not IP68). But with most flagships delivering this feature now, itt would be no shock to see if this rating is achieved by the upcoming device.
We’re expecting a curved screen, much like the Samsung Galaxy S8. While this would be a neat piece of engineering, it really depends on the OEM Google will work with that’ll decide how well this is done.
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Processor, Adreno 540 GPU
RAM: 6 GB internal memory
OS: Android 7.1 (Nougat updates or Android 8(Oreo))
Camera: 13MP Primary, 8 MP Front Camera
Battery: Li-Ion 3000mAh
Display: Curved S-AMOLED
NOTE: Take these with a pinch of salt. We’re still some time way from its official release, and these specifications may ultimately turn out different.