As Google hired the top pixel chip architect from Apple, the mega giant is taking its line of Pixel phones in a new direction. Last year Google retired its Nexus phones in favor of the new Pixel. Although Google canceled its Pixel XL 2, a new version of the phone is set for release, and here is what we know so far.

The latest Pixel rumors

PC World reported that Google retired its Nexus line of phones last year in favor of creating a new set of handsets. With the release of the Pixel 2, Google improved both the specs and the cameras on its devices to give users a better experience and propel it to the head of the class in Android phones.

Users may see changes in the design and display of the Pixel 2. Both LG and Samsung introduced a bezel slimming design to their latest high-end phones. Now Google may have offered $900 million to invest in the LG display. This would ensure that Google has enough OLED displays for the Pixel. Since the company is focusing on LG's flexibility display division, it would mean a curved display for the phone.The change will only apply to the larger Pixel phone and not the smaller version, which has a 4.97-inch 1080p display. The larger version of the phone will offer a 5.9-inch display with a 1440p OLED display. The glass window will be smaller, and it won't cover the fingerprint display.

Other features users may look forward to are a difference in specs and sound.

The top Pixel version offered a Snapdragon 821 chip, and users can expect the best chip in the next version as well. Developers say it will be a Snapdragon 835 chip while the phone will offer a 4GB RAM. Google may dump the phone jack for the release to be replaced with stereo speakers. Google skipped the IP68 water resistance in earlier releases, but it may make a resurgence in future versions of the Pixel.

Walleye and Taimen specs revealed

XDA Developers reported that Google initially planned three sizes to its phones. The middle size was eliminated, and the company will develop the Walleye and Taimen versions, which are the smallest and then largest versions of the screen sizes of the phone. Reports say that the larger of the two devices is actually an LG device.

The larger of the two devices is the 5.99-inch display with a 1440p OLED panel, which will be provided by LG. The phone will have a smaller bezel, and one model will offer 128 GB of storage. There may be other configurations for users to choose from. The Walleye, the smaller version, is said to be similar to last year's release. There is no word yet on when the phones will be released.