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Google Pixel 2 Is Coming, New Details & Release Date Leaked!

By Angelie Jill , May 29, 2017 08:28 AM EDT
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In a recent report, Google will launch new Pixel phones that would cater to the premium segment. The Pixel 2 is expected to come roughly a year later, around October 2017 and will apparently carry a loftier price tag than its predecessors but even more powerful. Google is looking at taking things a step ahead in 2017 with the release of its Google Pixel 2.

According to a source, WinFuture found reference to Qualcomm's latest MSM8998 aka Snapdragon 835 in the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). All three Pixel phones coming this year are reported to run the same processor as Samsung's latest powerhouse smartphone, the Galaxy S8, and S8 Plus.  The renders leaked on Weibo show the upcoming flagship would feature a curved display similar to the Galaxy S8.

On the rear panel, the leaked renders sport a dual-camera system. A dual camera is anticipated, considering it has become a rage since Apple announced the dual-camera system on the iPhone 7 Plus. Recent rumors claim Pixel 2 would sport 16MP dual cameras on the back and an 8MP front shooter for selfies. Google is particularly working on enhancing low-light photography. It would optimize the camera hardware and software to take the superb quality photos.

The Google Pixel 2 is said to feature t a 5.5-inch Quad HD display with 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution. Google is said to add waterproofing capabilities to the Pixel 2 phones. The company reportedly had to ditch the water and dust-resistance capabilities from the last year's Pixel and Pixel XL because of time constraints. The upcoming Pixel 2 line is said to feature 6GB RAM and 128GB/256GB of pre-install. Additionally, It would boast some new features like Google Assistant, Pixel Launcher, and Daydream VR. Rumors suggest that the Google Pixel 2 would come around at $699.

         

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