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What Can We Possibly Expect From Google's Next Phone For 2017

By Cameron , Dec 20, 2016 04:54 PM EST
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The Google Pixel, even after almost 2 months since its release, is still getting a lot of attention. Some say because it's the best phone of 2016. If this is true, will its fans be able to wait patiently enough until October for it to be released? Also, what could be the possible specs and features of the 2017 Google Pixel phones?

A Better Body Design?

Though the Google Pixel is hailed by some tech enthusiasts as the best smartphone of this year, many like to point out the Pixel's body design is boring. Personally, I don't agree with this, but I just can never get over the "really blue" color casing design of the Google Pixel. Every time I see it, it makes me cringe for some reason. Color casing aside, I believe that the Google should really make an effort of redesigning the Google Pixel in 2017, because next year, it will be a battle of who has the most "futuristic look" smartphone between the iPhone 8 and Galaxy S8.

A Better Price?

Another thing that the fans and critics wish for the 2017 Google Pixel smartphones is a good price. Yes, the Google Pixel and XL were great phones, but when you have a price of $649 for the Google Pixel's 32GB model and $769 for the Google Pixel XL's 32GB model, it kind of kills the mood.

However, I don't think Google will tone down its price, because according to the latest rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S8, the said device is expected to be priced around $810. And you can imagine the shock of people, given that just this year, Samsung had to face the "fire-prone" issue. To be honest, I was really expecting Samsung to tone down its price, because in some way, they have to win back the lost trust of the consumers regarding the safety of their devices.

A Better Camera?

One of the main features of the Google Pixel phones was its fantastic camera specs. The Google Pixel and XL features a 12.3 MP for its rear camera and a 8 MP for its front snapper. One of the many things that Pixel fans are expecting is that the 2017 Pixel phones will have a much better camera performance, especially in low-light conditions. Hopefully, Google will be able to deliver.

Google Pixel Phones Will Feature Augmented Reality?

Now, you must be wondering why will the 2017 Google smartphones feature augmented reality when they already have a have the Google Daydream VR headset. Well, have you ever heard of the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro? If yes, chances are you know about its "Tango experience" or "augmented reality" feature. If not, let me give a quick explanation.

The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is the first ever smartphone to feature Google's Tango technology that gives the user an augmented reality experience through the smartphone's rear camera. Its retail price is $733.33. But before you get excited and check out what the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro can do, let me warn you that in terms of performance, the Tango experience featured in the smartphone was not that great.

Yeah, it works, but sometimes the app crashes down. And when pushed to its limits, the images get a little pixilated, probably because it features only a Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652 or some other reason. Which is why many call it as an "experimental phone" rather than a potential flagship killer.

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