Google has already started sending out invites for an October 4 event, where the company is expected to unveil the next generation of its flagship Pixel smartphones. Leaks and half-baked reports suggest that LG and HTC will make the two phones. It is still unclear when the smartphones will be available for purchase, however, if the company chooses to continue their tradition, the smartphones will go on sale in November.

A recent report by 9to5Google reveals that new hot words for the #Google Assistant can replace the iconic 'Ok Google.' The Google Assistant will also be getting new voices and a new Google Bar menu inside the app.

Other features will include support for basic tasks such as launching multiple actions with a single command. The #PIXEL 2 also has support for podcast-related commands which will be included in the app.

What leaks suggest?

Recently the FCC certification of the Pixel 2 was leaked which reveals that the smartphone will support most of the major mobile carriers including, AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint. However, the rumours suggest that the smartphones will be available on through the Verizon stores or online through Google, just like the previous generation. The FCC listing also points out that the devices will run the latest Android 8.0.1 Oreo and will feature the ‘Active #Edge’ feature, similar to the Edge Sense feature seen on the HTC U11.

The speculated specs and the features

According to a leak by tipster Evan Blass, the smartphones will be launched with Snapdragon 836 processor; however, the XDA developers claim that their sources in Qualcomm say the company has no plans to unveil the latest processor with the Pixel 2 smartphones.

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Although 9to5Google also reported that Google is testing new CPUs for the Pixel, that seems unlikely to happen. The smartphone will have 3GB or 4GB of RAM with options with either 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. There are also rumours surrounding Google following Apple’s path by eliminating the 3.5mm audio jack.

Google will use the same AMOLED screen this time around, while it is still unclear whether the new phones will feature bezel-less display. The smartphones are also said to incorporate the Picture-in-Picture mode that lets the users watch videos or video chat while navigating through the other apps. All rumours will be put to rest when Google will announce the Pixel 2 smartphones on October 4.