Google debuted Pixel line of smartphones with the release of Pixel and Pixel XL last year and now, it is rumored to be working on successors. While earlier reports suggested there might be three Pixel devices this time, it turned out to be that there will just be two models which are said to be codenamed “taimen” for Pixel XL 2 and “walleye” for Pixel 2. And today, it is time for a new report claiming to be revealing specifications for Pixel successors citing sources familiar with the matter.
To start with “taimen” which will be succeeding the Pixel XL, it is reported to feature thinner bezels than the current offering. There is claimed to be a 5.99-inch OLED display with 1440 pixels resolution with display panel coming from LG Display. It is said to have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor clocked at 2.45GHz and coupled with 4GB of RAM with 128GB f internal storage. While the device is likely to offer other storage options as well, it is said to stick with the same two-tone glass-metal combination for the design but glass has been moved towards the top with no enclosure of the fingerprint scanner this time.
As for the smaller Pixel successor “walleye”, Google is said to be planning to ditch 3.5mm headphone jack for stereo speakers. The display on this variant is reported to be 4.97-inch with Full HD resolution along with same Snapdragon 835 and 4GB RAM combination. The internal storage is expected to be 64GB with other options. The design of the phone is said to be quite similar to what we saw with the Pixel last year.
The report further mentions that both Pixel successors will come with the single rear camera featuring dual-LED flash. This is in contrast with previous rumors about Google following the current smartphone camera trend and opting for the dual rear camera system.