Google's 4th October Event: New Pixel Phones, Speakers To Launch

Google's 4th October Event

However the coolest feature that this phone may offer would be the front-facing stereo speakers for that immersive audio/video experience. Also, as you can see in the image, the device has a revamped Pixel launcher, which a few people experienced at the Google I/O 2017 event in May this year. It is expected to feature a 6-inch quad HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio. This year can be considered as the year of bezel-less phones but things seem to be different at Google. According to a report from Venturebeat's Evan Blass, the Pixel 2 will hit store shelves on the 19th of October, meanwhile the XL version will roll out later on the 15th of November.

In 2 days time, Google is expected to announce the next generation of their flagship Android handsets.

Renowned tipster Evan Blass has revealed official images of both handsets, which have been the subject of a string of leaks in recent weeks.

Looking at the images, it's also evident that on the new Pixel phone running stock Android, Google has placed the search bar at the bottom of the screen. The size of the Pixel 2 XL will be actually much shorter, since it will also be following the "now" trend of 18:9 ratio screen-so much easier for a one-handed use. The bigger phone - always the more high-end and more expensive phone you really want - has an unfortunate wait time attached to it.

Both the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 are expected to run Qualcomm's top-end Snapdragon 835 processor and will be available in 64GB and 128GB storage variants. While nearly every smartphone brand has started implementing dual-cameras, Google is yet again going for a single camera solution. According to Droid Life, they'll be priced at $649/$749 (Pixel 2) and $849/$949 (Pixel 2 XL), depending on capacity.

Although the cost of these devices is yet to be confirmed by the Google, a separate report has put a price tag for the new Pixel series.

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