Google Pix­el 2 and Pix­el 2 XL to Launch on Octo­ber 5 with Snap­drag­on 836


The Google Pixel 2 has been a subject of numerous rumours ever since the beginning of this year and according to Evan Blass, the device will be launched on October 5, 2017, and corroborating with earlier reports, it will sport Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 SoC.


Google’s second generation flagship Pixel devices have huge shoes to fill in as its predecessor didn’t disappoint and was arguably called the best Android device of 2016.

While the Snapdragon 836 chipset hasn’t been released yet, it’s largely expected that like last year the Pixel and Pixel XL devices sported the updated version of the Snapdragon 820 chipset — the Snapdragon 821 — the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will follow the same route and sport the updated version of Snapdragon 835 which is common in most flagships currently on sale.

Earlier this month it was confirmed that the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL which is being manufactured by HTC has received a thumbs-up from the FCC.

The FCC certification which was received on a filing by HTC has confirmed that the Taiwan-based mobile manufacturer will be making the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL device which will feature the same squeezable features as seen on HTC U11.


Other than that, it has also been confirmed that both the Google Pixel variants will sport a similar rear panel design, the Pixel 2 will sport bigger bezels than the larger Pixel 2 XL device.

Corroborating with earlier reports, Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL devices might not sport a headphone jack — like the HTC U11. Instead, they’re rumoured to feature two speakers on the front panel for a better audio playback.

The Android Oreo operating system is scheduled to be rolled out on on Nexus and Pixel devices soon and in all likeliness, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL devices which will most likely launch the same time as last year in October will run on Android 8 out-of-the-box.

Google Pixel didn’t disappoint and mobile enthusiasts worldwide have high hopes for Google’s upcoming flagship devices which faces heavy competition from Samsung’s recently released Galaxy Note 8 and Apple’s upcoming tenth anniversary iPhone 8.

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