As we know that the new Pixel smartphones are being released October 4th so let’s take a moment to look back at the leaks for one last time…
So let’s start off with what we can expect from the event. According to the leaks Google is putting out three phones, a laptop, and a new Google Home device.
The three phones rumored to be called the Pixel 2, Pixel 2XL, and the Pixel Ultra are going to compete directly with the iPhone 8, 8 plus and 10 respectively. There have been leaks to confirm this. However we don’t have much of evidence and details about the Pixel Ultra, there have only been a few leaked images of the presentation modules but those look pretty legit. While for the two other phones we have plenty of information so sit back, relax and read on.
Pixel 2 / 2 XL – Can It Compete?
The iPhone 8 killer… Well at least that’s what I hope. For specs its going to be rocking a new processor from snapdragon the 836, its not going to be a major upgrade from the 835 but it will be a noticeable performance bump. We haven’t heard of anything from snapdragon confirming the 836 though. But are confident about the new processor because last year Google did the same thing with the Pixel Launch. The part that really impressed us last year was the camera so lets talk about that.
Google is not jumping on the dual lens hype train instead the phone has a single camera like last year. But this time it looks like the Pixel phones are getting a larger sensor with OIS which is good news. From the images it looks like the phones are getting an aesthetic change… As for the back the glass has been shifted up a bit, so now the fingerprint sensor is under the glass instead. And for the front the phone seems to be having smaller bezels so thats a great thing. The smaller one of the two phones is rumored to have the squeeze feature like we saw on the U11.
At this point it would be the perfect time to mention that the Pixel 2 is going to be manufactured by HTC and the larger one by LG. The Pixel 2 will come in three colours Just Black, Clearly white and Kinda Blue while the larger one will come in two colours Black and Black & White. For pricing the smaller phone will come in at $649 for 64 GB version and $749 for the 128GB model while the larger Xl comes for $849 for the 64GB and $949 for the 128 GB model.