According to a serial leaker Evans Brass, Google is set to launch a new smartphone, Google Pixel 2 on October 5th this year. If the news is to be believed, that will mark exactly one year and one day since Google Launched the first generation of the pixel phones, Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL on October 4th, 2016. Evans Brass has a reputation for being right about everything he leaks. On a tweet, Evans announced the release date along with the processor of the handset.
The phone is said to be an improvement to Google’s other smartphones. The pixel 2 is expected to have a better camera, an enlarged edge to edge screen display and also have a fancy design. The handset features a new option of performing tasks by a simple a squeeze to the phone. This new feature will be called “Active Edge.” The “interactive sides” feature will also enable the user to capture photos and ask for Google’s help without necessarily having to touch the display.
According to Google’s announcement earlier this week, the new phone will also come with Android Oreo OS. Another anonymous leak alleges that the Google Pixel 2 will be far much better than other rival smartphones, and the new Samsung Note 8 is not excluded.
Google is said to have had HTC and LG build the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL respectively. The two handsets are suspected to come with a 64 GB internal storage and a 4 GB ram. Despite all the excellent features, the phone will have no headphone jack. Although the exact dimensions of the devices are not yet known, it is rumored that the Pixel 2 XL will have a bigger screen than the Pixel 2.
In his leak, Evan Brass also pointed out that the handset will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 836. The current pixel phones operate on Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor. The improvement is expected to make the new Pixels phones even better.
The Samsung note 8 might not be the only competition the Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL will face, Apple is also said to be launching a new phone, iPhone 8 in September. The next generation handset is expected to a radical redesign of its predecessors.
Even though there are no official announcements from the respective companies, it seems that Android lovers will have a Christmas-come-early in the next few months.