While competitors are marking time, the search giant quietly launched the development of the Google smartphone Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, which had lighted on site AOSP (Android open source project).
In this case, the next Google Pixel 2 appears codenamed Walleye, Pixel 2 XL – Muskie. That is, the company in the second year uses the “fish” names for its planned products.
We told you about an application created by one of Google employees. The application makes a series of shots, then analyzes each pixel of each image and glues them into one frame. Image obtained at the output is close to the ideal. However, it is unclear whether it will form the basis for the development of this high-aperture technology Pixel 2, but there is no smoke without fire.
It is assumed that the two “pixel” of the second generation will be released this spring, and will be designed to showcase the next version of Android features or have already once the new OS Andromeda OS, which will combine the achievements of the Android and Chrome OS.
In terms of Google Pixel 2and Pixel 2 XL will be Flagship smartphones based Qualcomm Snapdragon mobile processor 835, and will be protected from dust and water by the standard IP68 «iron”.
It is possible that Google will equip two large-screen smart phone, while maintaining the dimensions of the usual “pixels” that will make them look like LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8. However, it should dispense with curved screens.
Google Pixel 2 release is likely scheduled for October or November of this year. Analysts “predict” price tag of 699 US dollars for the basic version (i.e., $ 200 cheaper Galaxy S8 from Samsung).
There are also rumors that the search giant wants to release a relatively budget smartphone in the line of “pixels”, but until the account he has no information.
Walleye more compact model, reportedly on design will be a little different from the 2016 model – even a relatively large frame around the 4.97-inch Full HD-screen will be saved. At the same audio jack disappear, but a pair of front speakers will be for better sound.
Sourcereported that a larger version of Pixel 2 can get two speakers, lets you play stereo sound. But, alas, for the installation of the second speaker may not be enough space. Because of the large models of 3.5-mm audio output for headphones can be removed. Thus, users will have to either use a wireless headset or use adapters.
Other characteristics of the device include the same chip Snapdragon 835 and 4GB of RAM, as well as the older model, all this to be completed 64 GB flash memory. The exact date of the expected announcement of the new devices is unknown, but if Google is going to adhere to the annual cycle, then this should happen in September or October.