Google is expected to roll out its next-generation handsets, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, at the company’s annual event this October 4. A number of details about the smartphones have already emerged on the internet, but it remains to be seen whether the upcoming handsets will be formidable rivals for competitor mobile devices, such as the Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 and Apple’s iPhone 8.

Devices with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor

The smaller Pixel variant will be dubbed Walleye, which will be manufactured by HTC, according to The Verge. The Pixel 2 XL will be called Taimen, which will be manufactured by LG.

The Pixel 2 and 2 XL smartphones will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor. The smaller model will arrive with a 4GB of RAM, while the larger variant will feature a 6GB of RAM. Both mobile devices will be available in two configurations: 64GB and 128GB.

Camera front

Value Walk reported that the Pixel 2 will come along with a 2,700mAh battery, while the larger model features a 3,520mAh battery. Nonetheless, both mobile devices will arrive with a rear 12MP camera as well as a 5MP or 8MP front sensor. The smartphones will be equipped with a USB-C port and an IP68 certification for dust and water resistance.

The most notable dissimilarity between Google's next-gen smartphones comes in the display department.

The smaller variant features a 5-inch Full HD display with a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, while the larger model will be available with a 6-inch Quad HD OLED display with a 2,880 x 1,440 resolution. The screen setup of the Pixel 2 XL is expected to compete with LG’s latest mobile device, V30.

As an edge over their predecessors, the soon-to-be-launched handsets are expected to run on the latest Android Oreo operating system out of the box.

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The devices will also include the Google Lens AI technology, allowing the handsets to understand what's going on in a video or an image.

In terms of price, Pixel 2’s 64GB variant will be available for $649, while the smartphone’s 128GB variant is expected to have a $749 price tag. XL’s 64GB variant is expected to have an $849 price tag, while handset’s 128GB variant will be up for grabs for $949.

The mobile devices will be available with an eSIM, and Verizon is expected to be the exclusive carrier of the smartphones. However, the search engine giant will likely offer unlocked GSM models of the handsets, allowing users to take the smartphones to GSM carriers, such as T-Mobile and AT&T. Also, the smartphones will likely be compatible with the tech company’s Project Fi network.