This year would see some stiff competition in the top tier with Samsung just about to launch their Galaxy S8, Apple coming up with their 2017 iPhone for its 10th anniversary and Google upgrading their Pixel lineup. Talking about the Google Pixel 2, a lot of new details have emerged about its design, features and pricing.
The first Google Pixel came with a really unorthodox design with the use of metal and glass on the back, some liked it while some didn’t. some reports over the design of the next iteration are saying that Google will redesign the glass back of the Pixel 2 and remove the half metal while chamfered edges will be added for a premium feel.
Yahoo Finance reports that the Google Pixel 2 will feature thinner bezels and stereo speakers to take on Apple iPhone which came with this feature last year. It is obvious that the Google Pixel 2 will come with Android O out of the box bringing a host of new features.
The exact battery size of the Pixel 2 is not known, but Google is expected to include an enhanced battery to reduce battery drain. The Android O itself houses several customisations to offer a better battery life. The phone is expected to come with support for Quick Charge 4.0.
When it comes to the price of the Pixel 2, Forbes notes that Google will still position them in the premium segment, in fact, it is expected to cost $50 more than its predecessors. Google was said to be working on a budget Pixel phone, but we don’t have any information on what segment of the market it would cater or what specs it would carry.
Walleye, Muskie, and Taimen were the three codenames that had leaked a few weeks back. The first were being said to be for the 2017 Pixel phones while the third one could be a 7-inch tablet.