Google has finally confirmed that it will be launching the Pixel 2 smartphones on October 4th. The announcement came in the form of a bunch of teasers shared by the search giant as well as the dedicated web page on the Made by Google website. The web page has the question “Thinking about changing phones? Stay tuned for more on October 4” followed by a form to register for updates.
There is also a teaser video titled Funny you should ask which shows a bunch of questions users related to their smartphone issues. At the end of the video, Google mentions nothing but the video’s title and October 4th as the date which is another hint the second generation Pixel smartphones are indeed coming in a couple of weeks from now.
This launch date is quite close to a previous report suggesting that Google would be announcing new Pixel devices on October 5th. It is also worth mentioning that the search giant actually launched first-generation Pixel smartphones on October 4th last year which means the Pixel 2 launch will mark the one-year mark since the debut of the lineup.
As for specifications, we do have a bunch of rumors and leaks to get an idea. The Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 are said to feature Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with 4GB of RAM. The display is expected to be anywhere between 5-inch and 6-inch for both models and it goes without saying that they will be running Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. Google is also expected to offer the same squeezing functionality which we have seen on the HTC U11 flagship.
All of these are rumors at this point but as the Pixel 2 launch is not too far away, we will not have to wait much longer to know what exactly Google has in store for us.