Google Pixel 2 Launch: Live Stream, Rumoured Specifications

The day has finally arrived. Google is all set to unveil its new Pixel 2 smartphones today at an event in San Francisco. Just like last year, the search engine giant is expected to unveil two iterations of the Pixel lineup separated by price and a bunch of features. Apart from this, Google is also expected to unveil its new PixelBook, Google Mini and a new upgraded version of its Daydream VR headset. Google Home Mini will essentially be a small version of last year’s Google Home Bluetooth speaker while the PixelBook will be a new series of Chromebook. The event kick starts at 12:30 PM (EST) or 9:30 PM (IST).

 

You can watch the Live Stream here –

 

If I talk about rumoured specifications, the latest leak which literally just popped out an hour ago from the famous tipster Roland Quandt reveals that the Pixel XL 2 will come with a 6-inch P-OLED display wrapped in a bezel-less design. The display will be a Quad HD display with 2880 x 1440 pixel resolution (2:1 Aspect Ratio) and the device will be powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 SoC coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. I will not be surprised if we a see a couple of storage variants for both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

 

The leak also reveals that the Pixel 2 XL will come with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box along with a new Pixel launcher. Further, it might also come with eSIM functionality. Besides, the Pixel 2 XL is likely to come with a decent 3520 mAh battery inside. For the aesthetics, I wouldn’t bet a lot on something new as all the latest leaks show a similar design language except that the glass panel on the Pixel 2 XL now seems to be pushed further up. Which brings me to the concern if Google is planning to skip wireless charging on this year’s Pixel lineup as well. Both the devices are expected to come with IP68 Water and Dust Resistance, though. Unfortunately,  there hasn’t been much out for the rear camera whereas the front camera is expected to be an 8-megapixel shooter.

 

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