Google to launch Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL on October 5: Suggested by Reports

August 24, 2017
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Tipster Evan Blass, revealed in a post on social network Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will be launched with upcoming Snapdragon 836 processor on October 5. He posted “Google’s second-generation Pixel handsets, powered by Snapdragon 836 SoC’s, will be unveiled on October 5th”. Previous reports claimed that Google will announce its next-generation Pixel devices around the same time-frame when it unveiled Pixel, Pixel XL smartphones last year. Now Blass seems to have confirmed the launch date as October 5, though there’s no official confirmation.
As for the processor, Qualcomm is reportedly gearing up to launch its Snapdragon 836 as a minor upgrade to the existing Snapdragon 835 mobile platform. Snapdragon 836 is rumored be an Octa-core processor, with clock speeds of up to 2.5 GHz octa-core. The GPU will be clocked at 740 Mhz. To recall, Snapdragon 821, which offered 10 per cent performance increase over Snapdragon 820, was released last year in July.
Google Pixel 2 (codenamed ‘walleye’)will be manufactured by HTC, while the bigger Pixel XL 2 is said to be made by LG. Ahead of the launch, numerous leaks surrounding the device have surfaced online. Talking about Google Pixel 2, we’ve seen conflicting reports on whether the smartphone will feature a bezel-less display or stick with a screen that will have prominent bezels.
Google Pixel 2 was earlier spotted in a FCC (Federal Communications Commission) filing and the document suggests that the upcoming phone will include HTC U11-like Edge Sensors and run Android Oreo. The Edge Sensors in the Pixel 2 will likely be called ‘Active Edge’ and will reportedly launch Google Assistant on squeeze.

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