The second generation PIXEL smartphones are all but confirmed to be coming out this year. However, there is still no official announcements yet regarding its possible features and specs. Fortunately, a recently uncovered leak has confirmed that all of the smartphones will indeed be coming with the latest generation Qualcomm chip, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835.

The next gen Pixels are coming

Over the past few months, the official internal codenames for all three Google smartphones have already been revealed. The leaked codenames are Muskie, Walleye, and Taimen, which are all fish names.

Google is apparently fond of naming their smartphones after fishes, at least internally. The current generation Pixel smartphones were previously codenamed Sailfish and Marlin for the Pixel and the Pixel XL, respectively.

However, aside from the codenames, not much is really known about this year's offerings. Muskie is currently the codename for the Pixel 2, while Walleye is for the larger Pixel XL. The third device, codenamed Taimen, is still relatively unknown as of the moment, but there are varying theories as to what the device could be. Some reports have pegged it to be the successor to the Motorola-made Nexus 6, while other reports have speculated that it could be the first new Google-branded tablet product since the Pixel C.

Leaked specs

Code commits from the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) were recently spotted by fans, which has now confirmed that all three 2017 Google smartphones will, in fact, be coming with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chips. The code commits specifically mention the model number MSM8998, which is the model number for the Snapdragon 835 chip, to be coming for the Muskie, Walleye, and Taimen devices.

Previous reports had revealed that the next generation Pixel flagships will likely still retain their premium status as with the current generation offerings. For this reason, it is hardly shocking for Google to go with the latest and greatest from Qualcomm as the chip to power their next generation Pixel 2 devices.

Premium and expensive

Seeing as that the Pixel 2 devices will be coming with the latest from Qualcomm, it would be safe to assume that all other internal hardware that will be used will be top-notch components.

This means that the premium smartphones will likely command a premium price just like its predecessors. Aside from the processor, not much is still known about any of three devices, but Google is expected to reveal more information in the months leading the devices' possible launch sometime in the fall.