Google sets a launch event for October 4 where it is expected to release Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL flagship smartphones. Meanwhile, Google could also be planning to announce a new phone dubbed Ultra Pixel during the event, a YouTuber claims citing a leaked slide from an alleged Google presentation. This new handset reportedly exists for Google to compete with the likes of Apple’s tenth-anniversary special iPhone X. None of these is confirmed at the time of writing this.
If it turns out to be true, Google will have three new Pixel smartphones this year. According to a YouTuber, Ultra Pixel could feature a dual camera and a fingerprint scanner like never before. The slide apparently reveals these words ‘Ultra Pixel,’ which has led to a widespread speculation surrounding the existence of an unconfirmed Apple iPhone X rival.
We have seen numerous reports in the past suggesting HTC could be the manufacturer of Google Pixel 2. HTC also has a camera technology dubbed UltraPixel that claims to offer low-light photography with a wide range of colours. It is unclear whether Google is referring to the same UltraPixel camera possibly employed on HTC-made Google Pixel 2.
Recent XDA report also suggests Google Pixel 2 lineup is likely to feature dual front stereo speakers, portrait mode in the camera app and always-on ambient display mode. Previous reports also pointed out both Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are expected to rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and dual-tone back cover.
More details awaited