With more than two billion Android devices running, Google should be proud to dominate the smartphone OS market. Google started playing Apple’s game by perfect their smartphones by thoroughly optimizing to a better hardware and software under one roof.The Pixel was the first phone from Google that looked optimized perfectly for Android.The Pixel 2 is less than a month away from release.
The latest leaks suggest that the next Pixel phone will support a rear-facing fingerprint scanner. It’s supposed to be water-resistant and might follow Apple by ditching the headphone jack but hope this won’t be true.The Pixel 2 lineup would follow the 2017 trend of minimizing bezels and metal frames.
The display, would be a quad – HD at 2560 X 1312 resolution. Based on the benchmarks that surfaced on the internet, there are indications of having a 5.6 inch OLED display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, much like the S8 and G6, which bring the resolution to 2560 x 1280. The high resolution is expected as Google is ready to roll on with its Daydream project. Another leak suggests that the smaller Pixel 2 will be hosting a 4.99-inch screen and the larger one would stand at 6-inches maybe a Pixel XL 2. It is also rumored that Google is taking screen shipments from LG for the new phone.
A clever software optimization paired up with a really good hardware, that’s what the last year’s Pixel phones were about and they did support one of the best cameras at the time when they launched their phone. The HDR+ optimization took HDR at a whole new level without a camera bump on the back like older models. This year’s rumors is a 12 MP rear-end camera and a 7 MP front-facing camera with noticeable improvements and lenses.It will have a bigger sensor for low-light pictures.
Not much rumor is said on the battery, but the Pixel and Pixel XL could have a 2770 mAH and 3,450 mAh respectively. The Pixel doesn’t seem to hold much battery, but the stock Android Oreo might amp things up a lot better and we might get to see a lot better efficiency with these phones.
The benchmark scores that surfaced online indicates that the phones will host the Snapdragon 835 chipset which is also known for good battery handling. It will be coupled with 4 GB of RAM and be available in two storage variants of 64 GB and 128 GB for Pixel 2 and maybe 256 GB for XL 2. Some rumors mentioned about housing a Snapdragon 836, but those claims were later rejected and kept the 835.
We are all excited about the new Pixel phones so lets wait for a couple of months.