Google, The big brand, has entered in manufacturing smartphones recently with the launch of its first ever manufactured Smartphone i.e. Google Pixel. This is the first smartphone of Pixel Series. Earlier, it launched smartphones in different Nexus series, but manufacturer were different for each smartphone like HTC, Samsung, LG. Google Pixel gained fans attention like anything. It’s the time to move on in this series, so Google is planning for second Smartphone in the pixel series which is Google Pixel 2. So let’s grab our attention to this model which is going to be fantastic and will prove Google’s work again in the Smartphone series.
Google Pixel 2 Specifications and Features:
Specifications of Google Pixel 2 are not declared by Google yet but on the basis of rumors, we can talk about it.
Processor and Software:
This Smartphone will come with Octa-core processor with 4 low power Cortex-A7 and 4 high power Cortex-A15 settled on chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 and Adreno 540 GPU. If we talk about Software configuration, it will work on Android OS, v8 series with O name. This smartphone will be the first one to get this Android.
Google Pixel 2 will also be available in two versions that are Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL which can have display of 4.9 inch and 5.7 inch respectively. Both will have AMOLED Capacitive touchscreen, 16 M colors same as its previous series smartphone with high resolution of 2540 x 1440 pixels. Again, protection would be given that is Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Yes, Display would be multi-touch. Sensors like Finger-print, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer all are there in this Pixel 2 model. Let’s see what new features Google have for its audience.
It is said that the Google Pixel 2 will be a smartphone with frameless design. It can’t be completely frameless as back will require support so little frames will be there, of course.
The people who are fan of Pixel, will not be disappointed, as in some expects, Pixel 2 have same design as first smartphone of the series with few exceptions such as it will be made up of metal, will have two stereo speakers at the front, back will have glass panel and of course, no doubt fingerprint scanner at the back.
Coming to Camera, Google Pixel 2 will have 20 MP f/2.0, EIS (gyro) rear camera and 8 MP with resolution of 1080p front camera with high definition quality for video calling. Some of the features of camera include phase detection & laser autofocus, geo-tagging, face detection etc. The camera quality is said to be same as Pixel. First generation phone proved it that it had best camera in the market.
Unfortunately, external card slot is not present in this smartphone but it will be available in 64/128/256 GB internal memory. RAM would be slightly more than of pixel that would be 4 GB, So, Google Pixel 2 will be faster smartphone comparative to Google Pixel.
Though, Google never manufactured smartphone on its own. It is trying to build a smartphone with sleek design and lighter in weight. According to rumors, Google pixel 2 will be slimmest and lightest smartphone. This smartphone will be mounted with Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery, but it is difficult to comment whether battery will be removable or not. For sure, battery back-up of this smartphone will stand satisfactory as Pixel.
Here, we mean that Google Pixel 2 will be available in two versions: Google Pixel 2 and second would be Google Pixel 2 XL as Pixel XL. The only difference is in the term of display sizes. Specs and features remain the same.
One of the important features of Google Pixel 2 is to support the new virtual assistant Google Assistant, it works only as long as the English language, and to activate it you need to select the appropriate language as a system. Like Google Now service, Voice Assistant is activated, “OK, Google» team, but it has a broader base of answers to questions, as well as tighter integration with other company services.
In case of connectivity, there are no new surprises yet, it will hold all features that were with Google Pixel: fast Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, and support dual band, Bluetooth 4.2. Other connectivity features include hotspot, GPS, NFC and a USB port.
Interesting Facts about Google Pixel 2:
There are some rumors which are saying Pixel 2 would come with a curved display. We have seen in the past one year, smartphones with curved display has been launched. We can say, Apple is also working on curved display for its next iPhone.
One more feature that wasn’t there with Google Pixel is water resistant. Now a days, tech world is moving to water resistant smartphones. Still, only few of them cover this feature. So, it is expected that Google Pixel 2 will be water resistant smartphone with 30 minutes of stand.
Expectations from Google Pixel 2:
Google Pixel has disappointed in terms of few features that are water resistant, no wireless charging and price was too high. We have already discussed about water resistant feature above. So, these are the drawbacks of Google Pixel which Google has to overcome with Google Pixel 2. Audience expectations are different this time from the brand which are as follow:
- A water-resistant smartphone
- Much better camera with high quality
- Curved display
- Lower price
- Better performance
- A removable battery
How many Pixel 2 we will have?
Initially, there were rumors which said Google will release 3 smartphones in total: Google Pixel 2, Google Pixel 2 XL and Google Pixel 2 XXL. Extra-large version is cancelled. We will have only 2 smartphones as last year it launched in October. They will differ only in display size, rest of the specs are said to be same.
Google Pixel 2 vs Apple iPhone 8
As we already mentioned that Pixel 2 has to compete with big brand products like Apple iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and LG V30 etc. These going to be hard competition for sure. There are rumors about all the smartphones that will be launched in August or September.
Google Pixel designed was taken from Apple iPhone, though it was not able to compete to iPhone 7 to that level and was behind this Apple’s flagship. Google Pixel 2 rumors are saying that it will be water and dust proof smartphone, will have best camera, new operating system, and curved display. Now, question arises here that being such an amazing smartphone and with fabulous specs, will it defeat upcoming Apple iPhone 8?
Galaxy Note 8 is already launched and iPhone 8 is rumored to launch in the mid of September. Pixel 2 have to be ready with something new so that it can give tough competition to these biggest launch of the year. LG V30 is also coming in next couple of days.
Google Pixel 2 Release date and Price:
Having said about specifications, there are still questions about few features and specifications, Different rumors are coming in the market. Pricing and release date will remain two big questions. Whether Google Pixel 2 will disappoint its audience with high price and non-removable battery like Google Pixel? The launch of Google Pixel 2 would definitely bring tough competition to the market leaders like Samsung and Apple but Google could actually win the wars of best Smartphone manufacture in the early 2017, i.e. the rumored release date for the Google Pixel 2.
Additionally, at the same time, Samsung would be coming with Galaxy S8 and next year Apple will also surprise its fans with iPhone 7S but the actual war results would be there after the final release. So, Google Pixel fans, let’s hope for the best and if all things could go well, you would have a beast smartphone to welcome in 2017.
Earlier, it was hard to comment on price and release date of Google Pixel 2, but from our few sources we came to know that, it will hit the market soon either by the end of July or in the month of August anytime. So, people get for the next launch of Pixel series, yet another smartphone, manufactured in-house by Google. This brand will again prove its best work through the launch of Google Pixel 2.
Google Pixel 2 Price Updates:
Price of Google Pixel 2 can be increase by 50 dollars than its predecessor. Google Pixel cost was $ 649 so we can say that second generation pixel would cost $699. It’s not a good news for Google as there will be big competitor coming that is Apple iPhone 8, LG G6 which is already launched recently, other would be Samsung Galaxy Note 8. So question arises here, whether we will get lower price for such amazing specs?
- There were discussion on the internet that Google is testing processors for new Pixel generation: Snapdragon 835 or Intel’s processor. Confirmation from sources are coming that Google Pixel 2 XL will be based on Snapdragon 836. This will be another difference between processors of second generation of Pixel smartphones.
- We said that Google Pixel 2 will not come with dual rear camera configuration, there are news which states that it is confirmed it will one rear camera of 20 MP which will be best camera in the market today. Another update is that this new flagship will not have 3.5 mm headphone jack, you will get USB type-C instead.
- Google Pixel 2 launch date is revealed: October 5th, as expected, it is exactly a day after the launch of its predecessor.