Google Pixel 2 2017 – Rumors Point Towards Premium Hardware

Right of the bat I need to say that this year is looking good for Android fans. First off, Google is working on adding the finishing touches to Android 8.0 Oreo and it already launched a developer preview version of it. However, the thing that every Android fan is looking forwards to is the upcoming launch of Pixel 2 and the XL version.

Walleye and Taimen

Google is doing its to keep these smartphones away from the media’s eyes but that is kind of hard when the codenames for them are leaked. Walleye is said to be the standard version of Pixel 2 which will ship with a 4.97-inch full HD display while Taimen will be the XL version and it will ship with a much larger 5.99-inch OLED display that renders at 1440p.

Hardware Specs

When it comes to hardware specs, as Google’s Senior Vice President once said Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will “stay premium”. This means that both smartphones will be powered by impressive hardware that will definitely bring some serious competition to the likes of Galaxy S8 and Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8.

The Android parent didn’t officially confirm anything about what type of specs we can expect to see from Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, but rumors are pointing towards Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chipset that’s been clocked at 2.45GHz. To make things even better, Google is expected to pair the processor with 4GB of RAM. In addition, both smartphones will be available for purchase in the 64GB and 128GB of internal storage space variants.

One of the most reoccurring rumor that surrounds these two upcoming smartphones is that they won’t feature 3.5mm audio jacks. If this proves to be true, it means that Google is following in Apple’s path and wants to create its own wireless headphones. Sadly, everything we know is based on rumors and there’s nothing we can do other than to wait for Google to confirm them.

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