Google's Next Pixel Smartphone Is Launching On October 4

Posted September 15, 2017

However, the size of the glass back is expected to be smaller in the Pixel 2 devices than those from previous year. The Pixel and Pixel XL 2 were widely praised for their excellent cameras, and were consistently ranked near the top for quality. Stay tuned for more details.

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The search giant on Thursday announced it will host a hardware event on October 4, where it's expected to reveal its next-generation smartphone, the Pixel 2.

The original Pixel from Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL, NASDAQ:GOOG) was unveiled on October 4th past year. The clue here is the model number: G011C, which was actually revealed alongside LG being the manufacturer back in June.

It is worth to note that Google had launched Pixel and Pixel XL on the same date a year ago that is October 4th, 2016. To recall, interestingly, when the Google unveiled its first Pixel at an event in San Francisco the calendar read the same date of October 4.

Google is indeed taking things to the next level with their Pixel smartphones - it is expected that while the Pixel 2 would feature a regular phone with a squeezable edges, the Pixel XL 2 would feature a bezel-less design too.

Would you wait for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL or are you going to settle for a different smartphone? That's a concerning omission because rumors leading up to the October 4 unveiling suggest the Pixel 2 won't come with the beloved port. Water resistance will be upgraded both the Pixel 2, as instead of IP53, the devices will be IP68 certified and will feature an "Always On" display for ease of notification-viewing. This time around, we might see some other hardware products as well, with rumors pointing to a smaller Google Home-type speaker and possibly a pair of smart headphones with integrated Google Assistant. It'll also ship with HTC's Edge Sense feature that turns the edges of the phone into pressure-sensitive buttons.