We are half way into 2017 and there are a number of smartphone launches lined up for the second half with iPhone 8, Pixel 2, and OnePlus 5 topping the list. If the latest reports are to be believed, the Google Pixel 2 will be launched sooner than anyone expected and will be pricier than its predecessor.
The Google Pixel was the first Google-branded smartphone to see the light of day and the tech fraternity already has its eyes set on the next iteration. The company has already been rumoured to come out with not two, but three Pixel smartphones this year. A budget focused Google phone was also expected but nothing got confirmed.
According to an earlier report by BGR, the Pixel phones will improve upon their processing power and will sport a better camera. These additions are being taken as a reason for the increased price that the Pixel phones are expected to come with.
Talking about the specifications, we are seeing at a high-end smartphone packed with the best specifications that the industry has to offer. It will be coming with a 5.5-inch QHD display and will be better in terms of water and dust proofing taking clues from the iPhone 7.
Some of the reports claim that the Google Pixel 2 will be ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack which Google explicitly mentioned as a major feature of the Google Pixel over iPhone 7 at launch. This might even prove to be nothing more than just a rumour and Google might continue using 3.5mm audio jack for audio transmission.
For the camera, the Pixel 2 is again expected to follow the iPhone 7 Plus and would feature dual camera setup for its primary camera. The phone is expected to come with dual 16MP sensors on the back while there will be a single 8MP camera on the front.
Rumours suggest that we could get to see the Google Pixel 2 as early as in October this year. But that again is just a rumour as of now, we will be able to get the confirmed details only when we get closer to its official launch.