Google is widely anticipated to be set to launch its next generation smartphones — Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 — to compete vs. Apple’s flagship top-of-the-line iPhone X and iPhone 8.
The search giant has finally announced that it will be holding a live special media event at the beginning of October, where new iterations of the tech company’s Pixel handsets will be revealed.
A short teaser video clip on the technology firm’s Twitter account shows a series of questions regarding a phone’s biggest problems on performance, battery and among others were being typed into a Google’s iconic search bar.
With that said, it includes search queries about poor battery life, storage shortages, blurry photos before a message appears reading: “Answers are coming on October 4.”
It will be exactly one year since the very first Pixel smartphone was introduced to public. At the time, it was marketed as the search’s first own-built handset phone, which had virtual AI Google Assistant at its core.
Tech media are calling it Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 as the likely new smartphones to be launched.
The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 event follows the Cupertino’s latest special media event earlier this week, when Apple launched three new iPhone devices, including the $999 iPhone X. The aforementioned handsets marked Apple’s 10th anniversary of the original iPhone.
The pundits had a positive reviews on the original Google Pixel back in 2016 – and according to a number of reports, notable upgrades to this 2017’s Pixels will include the addition of electronic image stabilization (EIS) to the back camera system for the first time to reduce the number of blurred photographs being captured.
It completes a busy period for smartphone announcements with Samsung, LG and Sony having all introduced new devices in September.
The Velvetiere and most of the tech media knew all along there was to know about what Apple had in its store. Three new iPhones models were unveiled, including the less-spectacular iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus as well as the flagship iPhone X. There were no surprises, apart from the nomenclature — naming convention.
The two new iPhone 8 models are just incremental upgrades to the last year’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Meanwhile, the iPhone X appears absolutely like every leaked image in the previous months, and what might have been surprises, like depth-sensing facial recognition Face ID and OLED display, were expected.
One may look forward to seeing the iPhone X in person and maybe even purchasing it, but there in fact wasn’t anything we didn’t know about the handset, and the entire duration of the event was kind of watch-worthy.
Some reports even claims that the smartphone wouldn’t be released in and it would be delayed until November. Meanwhile, the Apple Watch Series 3 and Apple TV 4K were also leaked prior to the fall special event.
The Google’s Pixel 2 and the oversized Pixel XL 2, on the other side of the industry, still remains a puzzle.
The only reports we’ve learned suggest that the smaller Pixel 2 variant will be built by the Taiwanese tech mammoth HTC, which manufactured both models of the Pixel this year. The larger Google Pixel XL 2 will be built by LG, according to multiple reports.
Google might not offer the trendy edge-to-edge and top-to-bottom display, but it will run the latest Android Oreo mobile operating platform that seems more powerful and buttery than ever before. Also, the Search titan recently has announced its own AR tools, which we expect it will discussed during the special event.
Unlike the Cupertino-based tech giant, the Mountain View-headquartered company is widely expected to adopt Qualcomm’s latest SoC (system-on-chip) that support next-iteration Gigabit 4G LTE networks. With that being said, it means that as all United States wireless carriers begins rolling out networks with significantly much faster data speeds — about 5- to 10 times faster than current data speeds. Our guess is that Google will be able to talk a little bit about its VR, too, which Apple has yet to deliberate about.
But mainly, many are indeed excited because they don’t really know much at all regarding what search giant has to offer in store. Whatever Google gets up on the center stage and revelations about the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 will be a surprise. That’s precisely the opposite of what occurred during Apple’s iPhone 8 and iPhone X event.