Google released the Pixel smartphones last year, which were its very first Google-branded smartphones after ditching the Nexus lineup. Since it has almost been a year, we’re expecting the Mountain View giant to release a the second generation of its smartphones – the Google Pixel 2. It has been a while since we have heard any details regarding the upcoming Pixel handsets. Now, the rumor mill has gathered some heat in favor of the forthcoming Pixel sequel.
Walleye And Taimen To Feature Snapdragon 835 Coupled With 4GB Of RAM
While previous rumors suggested that we should expect three variants of the Pixel 2, we’re not quite sure what will they feature. This was the case up until now as more details have surfaced regarding the product. Internally, the smartphones are referred to as Walleye, Muskie and Taimen. With new considerations, it seems Google has ditched the Taimen and we’re only left with Walleye and Taimen. Moreover, it looks like LG will manufacture the aforementioned smartphones.
New details from XDA Developers suggest that the upcoming Pixel 2 handsets will feature specifications on par with the current flagships like the Galaxy S8. In addition to this, the two variants will not be identical to each other, as was the case with last year’s Pixel smartphones.
Taimen will feature a larger 5.9-inch OLED panel and will be the larger of the two. The bezels of the device will be kept to a minimum as the trend depicts. Internally, the smartphones will feature the latest and greatest Snapdragon 835 Soc with 4GB of RAM. As the rumor suggests, the handset will be enclosed in glass but it would not feature the fingerprint reader at the back.
Walleye on the other hand will feature a 4.9-inch display, a little bigger than the iPhone 7’s 4.7-inch display. Moreover, it will feature a 1080p display. One important aspect in the Pixel 2 handset is the removal of the audio jack, which is somewhat of a big deal for some users. Specifications wise, the smartphone will be identical to its bigger variant.
The Pixel 2 handsets is following the latest trend in terms of design and internal specifications. It will run Android O out of the box and much more. However, at this point, no final conclusions can be made before the final product is launched.