Google will unveil the 2nd generation Pixel series smartphones on October 5, 2017 – Infamous phone leaker Evan Blass confirmed the news.
The Google Pixel 2 is expected to succeed the original Pixel and will be among the first new smartphones that will run Google’s new Android Oreo operating system, which was officially launched this week.
- Google is reportedly going to unveil the Pixel 2 during an event on Oct. 5.
- Google’s fall event has been mentioned in other rumors.
- Google may also unveil new headphones, a laptop and a smaller Google Home.
- Walleye and Taimen will be the code names for Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 respectively.
According to the latest rumors, the smaller of the two devices is expected to sport a 4.97-inch display with FHD resolution. It will be powered by the latest Snapdragon 835 chipset supported by 4 GB of RAM. When it comes to storage, a 64 GB version is mentioned, but we’ll likely see a larger option as well.
The Pixel 2 will reportedly operate on Qualcomm’s brand new Snapdragon 836 processor, which would make it among the most powerful smartphones on the market. The device is expected to look like last year’s model instead of packing an edge-to-edge screen, which has become a trend among new smartphones.
This is probably the fall event that other rumors have referenced, which means Google may also take time to unveil its new Chromebook laptop, a smaller Google Home and a set of headphones that may compete with Apple’s AirPods.
While Evan Blass has an accurate track record, it’s common for these events to shift to another date at the last minute.