Google Confirms 4th October For The Launch Of The New Pixel Smartphones
Google has confirmed that it will be launching the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 on October 4th. The company tweeted a video suggesting that all the issues people have with their smartphones like battery drain, inadequate camera, and bad AI integration will be solved by the new Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2. It was earlier reported that the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 would be unveiled on October 5th. Google’s two new phones will compete with the likes of Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+, Galaxy Note8, iPhone 8/8Plus and iPhone X for smartphone supremacy.
Answers are coming. October 4. pic.twitter.com/3CQrBcwi47
— Made by Google (@madebygoogle) September 14, 2017
Interestingly, the teaser talks about smartphones running out of storage, which was the case with Pixel and Pixel XL 32GB variant as it did not have a microSD card slot. This may mean that either the new Pixel smartphones will come up bumped up storage even for the base variants or have a microSD card slot for storage expansion. Other pain points mentioned in the teaser are “why doesn’t my phone understand me?” and “why is my phone so dumb?” The new Pixel phones may have an improved Google Assistant functionalities and a wider language support.
Last year’s Pixel and Pixel XL were well received for their cameras and the teaser for the launch suggests that Google has improved on the camera front this time around. Early leaks suggest that the two phones will have a similar “glass window” at the back, just like last year’s Pixel device, albeit a smaller one. The Pixel XL 2 is expected to look like a 2017 flagship with thin bezels while the Pixel 2 will retain the last year’s thick bezels design.
All the speculations will finally rest in peace when Google announces the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 on October 4th. Stay tuned for more updates on the launch and all the news about the new Pixel smartphones.