The Google Pixel 2 is one the most anticipated smartphones of 2017. According to the Express, the smartphone might launch in October. The upcoming Google flagship device will have two variants, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. The devices are also reported to be codenamed. According to further Express reports, the Google Pixel 2 XL will be taller than 6-inches.

Google's entry into top-end smartphone market

The high-end smartphone market is being ruled by the Samsung and Apple. So far, the Google products are far behind Apple and Samsung. This time the company is looking to establish itself in the market with its upcoming device.

The upcoming Google devices will have direct competition with the Apple iPhone 8 and samsung galaxy S8. Overall, Google has a long road ahead to match those rivals.

Features, specs, and design

Both the upcoming models are expected to be beasts in terms of specs and features. According to IndiaToday reports, The FCC listing suggests that the flagships might come with the HTC U11 Edge sense feature.The smaller of the two devices is expected to support a 4.9-inch display with full HD resolution. It will be powered by the latest Snapdragon 835 chip set with 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal memory. The users might be able it expand it via memory card.

The Pixel 2 might also feature two front facing Stereo Speakers. The first model of the Google Pixel was hailed for its great camera quality. India Today reports indicate that the device will come out with the single camera with dual flash.

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Indian Express noted that the upcoming smartphone is likely to feature "squeezable Active Edge feaure." This feature has been previously sported in HTC U11 which was praised by fans and the critics.

In terms of design and build, the smartphone might come along with a glass body with curves on the front panel. Earlier it was expected that the phone would mark the same design as the Samsung Galaxy S8. Most of the flagships today are water and dust resistant, including Samsung Galaxy S8. The Pixel 2 XL is also expected to be water and dust resistant. The upcoming devices could feature Snapdragon 835 chipset. The phone will run on the Android's latest OS, Android O.

The price of neither of the phones has been confirmed yet. However, as Google is targeting the top-end market, it is expected that the flagship might cost around as much as $800. Stay tuned for more news and updates on technology.