Another day another rumour about Google next-generation Pixel smartphones. While the upcoming Pixel 2 series is anticipated to launch later this year, prolific gadget leaker Evan Blass has now claimed that the smartphones will be unveiled on October 5.
Blass took to its Twitter account to reveal the launch date for the second-generation Pixel smartphones. The date comes in line with last year’s unwrapping of the first Pixel handsets that took place on October 4. In addition, the leakster has confirmed that both the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 smartphones will come powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 836 mobile platform. Android Central believes the unannounced Qualcomm processor could be a tweaked version of the Snapdragon 835 chip and that it will perform quite similar to the powerful processor.
Google’s second-generation Pixel handsets, powered by Snapdragon 836 SoC’s, will be unveiled on October 5th.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 24, 2017
Apparently, a FCC documentation that surfaced last week revealed that the smaller version of the upcoming Pixel will be made by HTC and it will come with HTC’s Active Edge squeeze functionality, 64GB inbuilt storage and run Android 8.0.1. The bigger version, the Pixel XL 2 meanwhile is rumoured to be built by LG and is expected to carry 128GB of native storage.
Previous reports have suggested that the Pixel 2 handset could feature a 4.97-inch 1080p display, dual front-facing speakers, always-on display and 4GB of RAM. The Pixel XL 2 on the other hand is tipped to sport a 5.99-inch 1440p display. Besides unveiling the next-generation Pixel series, the Internet Search giant is expected to announce a new convertible Chromebook Pixel and a pair of smart headphones with built-in Google Assistant later this fall.