Google Pixel 2 release date, news: Device to launch in October?

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As noted, Google Pixel and Pixel XL were quite a challenger among Android high-end smartphones when it was released. They are packed with a 12-megapixel camera and 4 GB built-in memory. These two specifications are a catch to mobile phone users nowadays. Google released the two flagships in October of last year. Is the multinational technology company looking for another flagship to roll out this October 2017? How are they going to design the rumored Pixel 2?

It was previously reported that Stephan Hall, senior editor of 9to5Google, posted on his Twitter account, saying that Google is talking about “waterproofing” to rival Apple’s iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S7. But, is that all?

During the release of Pixel and Pixel XL, Bloomberg has learned that the IT company is eyeing to have their very own customized processor like the iPhone. Dave Burke, a member of Google’s Android engineering team, confirmed this, stating that a customized chipset is necessary for future web services and applications.

Taking this into account, Burke’s vision is likely to come into reality with Pixel 2.

A source informed 9to5Google that Pixel 2 will have a budget-friendly variation referred to as Pixel 2B. Like Pixel and Pixel XL, the upcoming pair may be launched side-by-side. As for the camera, the next handsets may not have a higher megapixel count, but they could be more advanced when it comes to low light photography, and they could also have more features, the source says.

Furthermore, the source asserted that Google would probably put “at least” a $50 USD increase in terms of price, but Pixel 2B “will be significantly cheaper.”

Some speculations stated that Pixel 2 is expected to have a better battery life and sharper display screen resolution. As waterproofing goes, it is believed that the next handset will be built with premium stereo speakers.

As of this time, Google has not issued an official statement. Thus, readers are advised to take everything with a grain of salt.