Published: Fri, September 15, 2017
Technology | By Timothy Carter

Google Hints at Plans To Launch Pixel 2 Smartphone on October 4

Google Hints at Plans To Launch Pixel 2 Smartphone on October 4

And even though last year's Pixel was a success in many ways, there are still a number of improvements I'd like to see on the Pixel 2 (or whatever Google calls it) when it's expected to be announced on October 4. Until now that is. Now Google Pixel 2 XL has passed through FCC, revealing LG as the manufacturer.

Along with the video and launch date, October 4, Google set up a new landing page and subdomain, madeby.google.com, and asks consumers whether they are "thinking about changing phones?". A previous leak had said the Google smartphone would launch october 5.

Now that the majority of flagship smartphones launched, all we have to wait for is the Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel XL 2.

In a related development, the Pixel XL 2 has recently made it through the FCC regulations, which makes it fit for entering the consumer market.

In a rather interesting case, Google is now replacing some defective Nexus 6P smartphones with Pixel XL according to users on Reddit. The Pixel 2 is now expected to have the same Snapdragon 835 SoC as every other high-end Android phone. The Pixel 2 has been the subject of a lot of leaks over the past few months, which have outed a wide range of details - from an always-on display to waterproofing that comes at the sad expense of the headphone jack.

It is very clear that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will heavily focus on battery life, the camera, and Google Assistant.

Now that the dust has finally settled over the iPhone X, smartphone enthusiasts will be able to now focus on the next big release of the year, which is the new Pixel range from Google.

The Pixel 2 is the anticipated sequel to Google's hardware debut, with rumors spreading that the new phone will have a squeezable frame.

The better the phone, the more consumers want to use it. Google needs to continue that sort of excellence while enhancing the overall photo experience by adding manual settings and more controls to the camera app, while improving on low-light image quality. That's a concerning omission because rumors leading up to the October 4 unveiling suggest the Pixel 2 won't come with the beloved port. There will still be two devices to be introduced-the Pixel 2 and the Pixel XL 2.

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