In 2016 Google announced that they were officially done with their Nexus lineup of smartphones. The company then brought Pixel and Pixel Xl smartphones to the market. With this, they were able to establish a firm ground in the consumer hardware segment. They are currently working towards the launch of its successor, Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2. A new rumor emerging from the prolific leaker, Evan Blass suggests that Google is set to take the wraps off its next-generation devices on October 5 this year. How far this could turn out to be true, is something that only time can answer.

Price of the phone

Price: According to a source quoted by Tech Radar, Google Pixel 2 and XL 2 is going to be way more expensive than its predecessors.

The old ones ranged between $649 and $769. It’s easy to say that their successors will at least be priced at around $850.

The complete round-up of specs and features

Display: The Google Pixel 2 is rumored to pack a 5.6-inch display with 2,560 x 1,312 pixels resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio. At the same time, Pixel XL 2 is expected to feature a 6-inch AMOLED screen by LG. Both the smartphones are speculated to feature a curved display. The company may also pack its flagships with the “Always On Display” feature. This will allow users to remain updated regarding any type of notifications or settings.

Design: First and foremost, Google is believed to follow Apple’s footsteps and eliminate the 3.5mm headphone jack. The firm hopes that Android O’s settings will be able to compensate for the missing feature.

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The devices will also come with IP68 certification, which makes them dust and water resistant. Like always, the fingerprint scanner will be placed on the rear panel – right next to the camera module. In terms of build, the smartphone won’t feature any revolutionary change as such. What is known until now, is that both the handsets will be made out of a mixture of metal and glass. According to a report by 9 to 5 Google, the company was expected to adopt a bezel-less front panel but now it is being speculated that it will feature minimal bezels.

Camera: According to a report by BGR, the search giant won’t be giving into the mainstream norm. All the flagship offerings of 2017 seemed to pack a dual rear camera system. Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 were also rumored to feature the same settings. The latest report refutes these speculations. Instead, the handset will sport a 12-megapixel single sensor and a 7-megapixel front camera.