Google is one of the largest tech company in the world. Their first-time foray into the smartphone sector with Pixel and Pixel Xl managed to garner many positive reviews. The firm earlier this year confirmed that they are working towards the launch of Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2. “You can count on a successor this year, even if you don’t hear a date from me now,” Google hardware boss, Rick Osterloh stated in March.

Launch of the Pixel 2 plus other details

The company is, as reported by ZDNet, expected to introduce their 2017 flagship sometime in October. Two months ahead of the launch, two alleged “live” photos of Pixel 2 handset have emerged online.

Primary design elements of the device have subsequently been revealed as well. On the basis of this, it is safe to assume that the smartphone won’t look very different than its predecessor. It visibly appears to pack thick bezels on all sides.

The two stereo speakers have been brought to the forefront but that’s the only prominent difference. If this turns out to be true, then fans are utterly disappointed. While other flagships such as Galaxy S8, iPhone 8 and OnePlus 5 have all adopted major changes to satisfy its consumers; Google Pixel 2 doesn’t even stand apart from its own predecessor. The firm has been rumored to be planning on following Apple’s footsteps, by getting rid of the 3.5mm headphone jack. Google’s Android O is expected to compensate for the missing feature. The device will boast of a USB Type-C port, which will make up for the loss too.

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Google will not be giving into the mainstream norm this time. Pixel 2 will feature a single rear camera module with LED flash, with the fingerprint scanner located on its right-hand side. Previously, it has been suggested that the smartphone will feature a 4.95-inch full HD display. In the storage department, the handset is expected to come along with 4GB of RAM and either 64GB or 128GB of built in memory.

“Edge Sense” and Snapdragon 836

The smartphone will be the first to be powered by Snapdragon 836 processor. It has been speculated that the device might come with HTC 11-like squeezable “Edge Sense” technology. According to a report by Express, this feature is being integrated to with the effort to provide users to launch Google Assistant directly. It is pretty obvious that the handset will run on Android Oreo right out-of-the-box. Its pricing information hasn’t been made available as of yet.