Google is expected to unveil the next-generation Pixel 2 smartphone in October 2017. With Google ditching its popular Nexus series in favor of in-house branded smartphones, tech enthusiasts are eagerly waiting for the imminent launch of #Google Pixel. The handset will also be the first device to ship with Android O operating platform. In addition to the upgraded specifications, you can also expect the addition of slim bezels similar to the likes of #samsung galaxy S8 and LG G6.

Display

According to ETNews, the search-engine giant has invested heavily to the tune of $900 million in LG Display. Hence, you can infer that the upcoming Google Pixel will most likely ship with an OLED display.

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There are reports that Google is working in close tandem with LG for the development of a display with curved edges. While the smaller model will have the same 4.97-inch FHD display, the second-generation Pixel XL will be integrated with a 5.9-inch OLED display.

Performance

Specifications wise, the Google Pixel 2 will be powered by the Snapdragon 835 processor, 6GB/8GB RAM alongside 64GB internal storage. However, the larger variant will offer 128GB or 256GB storage capacity. The default storage will be bumped to 64GB and the RAM will start from 6GB instead of 4GB. The rumor mill also specifies that the phone will not offer a traditional headphone port. The phone will provide support for dust and water resistance capabilities via IP68 technology, which was missing in the first edition.

Camera

According to 9to5Google, Google will not focus on the capacity of the megapixels but will concentrate to provide enhanced features.

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The addition of several filters is a possibility alongside a powerful single camera sensor instead of the dual mechanism. The main aim will be to offer crystal clear picture quality even in extreme low-light conditions by infusing additional features.

Battery

The Pixel 2 will have a 3000mAh battery instead of 2770mAh in the current model. When it comes to the XL counterpart, you can expect a 4000mAh battery. Hence, you will not only be able to charge the phone faster but also fetch large backup time.

Price

The recent trends suggest that premium smartphones are becoming costlier. Hence, you will be most likely required to pay $80 higher than the current version of Pixel. While the default Google Pixel (Walleye) will be available at $699, the premium Pixel 2 XL (Taimen) will be priced above $850. The forthcoming Google Pixel will have to compete with OnePlus 5, Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. However, when it comes to the latest Android, Google devices always stay on the top at a premium cost. #Oled Display