There have been rumors, leaks and speculations swirling online about the upcoming Google Pixel 2 smartphone. Although various reports are suggesting that the smartphone will likely not arrive until later this year, fans are still eager to know what new specs and features the upcoming device will bring. However, recent leaks and rumors have now revealed that previous reports about the Pixel 2 smartphone may not be accurate.
According to reports, the upcoming smartphone would look different from what was previously leaked when it is launched. It is also reported by Digital Trends that the smartphone may not feature the 3.5mm headphone jack or thin bezels as seen in previous leaks. The Pixel 2 is expected to launch before the fall of 2017, most likely in October with a price tag that is befitting for a high-end flagship device. It is believed that the release date is speculated based on when the predecessors were launched last year.
However, other reports are suggesting a later release date for the upcoming smartphone. As already mentioned above, the Pixel 2 will likely be accompanied by a price tag that is loftier than that of its predecessors that were ($649 £599, AU$1,079) for the Pixel, and ($769 £719, AU$1,269) for the XL, according to TechRadar.
Interestingly, even with the cancellation of the Pixel 2 XL, it is being reported that the developer will likely launch three Pixel smartphones this year, the Pixel 2 inclusive. In place of the Pixel 2 XL, the developer has reportedly opted for a larger device codenamed the taimen with 5.99 inches display. The other two are codenamed “Muskie” (Pixel 2) and “Walleye” (Pixel 2 XL).
Other rumors suggest that the Google Pixel 2 may be launched with a curved OLED display. This report said to be somewhat accurate as Google has already reportedly placed an order for curved OLED displays with the LG Display Company. The device will also likely launch with a 5.6-inch 18:9 display paired with 2,560 x 1,312 resolution for Google Daydream.