It seems we finally have a date for our tryst with Google’s second generation of Pixel handsets. According to noted tipster Evan Blass, the search giant would most likely reveal the Pixel 2 and the Pixel XL 2 on the 5th of October.
Google's second-generation Pixel handsets, powered by Snapdragon 836 SoC's, will be unveiled on October 5th.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 24, 2017
Apart from giving us the date in his tweet he also mentions that the upcoming Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 would be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 836 SoC. This new SoC is likely to be a mature run Snapdragon 835 SoC very much like how the 821 chips were to the 820 in the last generation.
We are already aware that HTC is most likely the OEM behind the Pixel 2 while its elder XL 2 sibling is going to be manufactured by LG. This is evident mostly due to the disparate design language between the two handsets with the Pixel 2 flaunting notable forehead and chin bezels while the Pixel XL 2 features a display very similar to the newer generation “tall” 18:9 aspect ratio panels found on the LG G6 and Samsung’s entire flagship Galaxy range.
If all goes according to plan, the upcoming second generation Pixel devices will be the world’s first smartphones to run Android v.8.x, Oreo out of the box.
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