Google to launch Google Pixel 2 in October, says tipster

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According to Evan Blass, a consistent tech tipster,  one of his recent tweets has revealed that Google is planning to launch the second edition of its smartphone Pixel; and that Google Pixel 2 is set to launch on October 5.

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Another interesting thing about this announcement  is that the Google Pixel 2 might be the first smartphone to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 chip, which means it’ll have the fastest, most battery-efficient chip out there.

The exact specific improvements, along with what power or efficiency gains the Snapdragon 836 has over the 835 remain uncertain. However, shifting to a newer chip makes absolute sense. Google has done similarly in the past when the first-generation Pixel phones came with 821 chips instead of the 820. This is pure guesswork, but perhaps it’s safe to expect higher clock speeds and more efficient battery usage from Google Pixel 2.

The launch of the second rendition of the Google Pixel comes exactly one year after the first one, which had happened on the 4th of October, 2016. Nonetheless, if Google is planning to start a tradition with regards to launching their Pixel line of smartphones, October 5 makes sense for a Pixel 2 announcement.

Supposed Features for the new Google Pixel phone


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Compared to the recent announcements regarding the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and the much anticipated iPhone 8, these new Google Pixel 2 phones appear to be quite standard looking. The photo suggests that the units lack the large display which the Note 8 has, and is expected of the iPhone 8.

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Rumours and multiple speculations suggest that Google, similar to the previous time, will mostly rely upon OEMs to make both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. LG is professedly making the larger Pixel 2 XL, while HTC is dealing with the smaller model. Both reportedly have squeezable frames, or display screens which trigger a specific function when you press them to a certain degree.

The camera is a standout among the most intriguing ideas, since Google will most certainly figure out how to improve the cameras. For the record, the Pixel and Pixel XL of yesteryear were dubbed for quite a while as having the best cameras.

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