There is a new tip related to the upcoming Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 smartphones which suggest that Google will be launching both on October 5th with Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 processor. This tip is coming from Evan Blass (@evleaks), the tipster well-known for offering accurate leaks/tips more often than not. It means there is a good chance that this might actually be true as he most recently leaked Android Oreo release and many of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 leaks accurately.
Google’s second-generation Pixel handsets, powered by Snapdragon 836 SoC’s, will be unveiled on October 5th.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 24, 2017
This tipped launch, if true, will mean that Google will be launching the successors to the Pixel lineup after almost a year since its debut. As for the included Snapdragon 836 processor, it is in line with a previous report which claimed the same. This new chipset is expected to bring slight improvements over the current Snapdragon 835 which is available in many current generation flagships including the Samsung Galaxy S8. Another reason to believe why this might be true is that when Google launched Pixel and Pixel XL last year, they came with Snapdragon 821 chipset which was a slightly improved version of the Snapdragon 820 SoC.
We have had a lot of leaks and reports regarding the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 which are manufactured by HTC and LG respectively. These are expected to be same in terms of specifications for the most part except for a few major changes. The display size is expected to be 5-inch and 6-inch respectively with the OLED panel and Always on Display support. You can expect to have 4GB of RAM with 64GB of internal storage and Android Oreo 8.0 on the software front. Google is also rumored to have implemented the ability to squeeze phone’s side frames to accomplish certain tasks like triggering Google Assistant. This functionality is same as the Edge Sense feature on the HTC U11.