As you all know, this year Google, along with the latest Android 8.0, Google will release two new smartphones: Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL. In this article, we suggest that you familiarize yourself with the top 8 most anticipated chips of these devices. It’s about software, design features, and new useful functions. And also about other things that will help us answer the question: what will be the flagships from the search giant in 2017.
Android 8.0 Operating System
Of course, without a doubt, this year the flagships Pixel 2 and 2 XL will work on the basis of the latest Android 8.0 from Google. In fact, now the line “Pixel” will act as a standard in the world of Android smartphone, not Nexus. Among the most anticipated features: optimized system operation, a new notification shutter, as well as shortcuts for stock applications with animation.
You probably noticed that after the release of Samsung Galaxy S8, other manufacturers decided to repeat the success of the company and began to release their versions of frameless phones. According to rumors, the corporation Google will not be an exception this year. Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL should get a similar design without side frames. However, other sources say that this year’s “Pixels” will be released by the Taiwanese company HTC. Thus, the phones can get branded features of the HTC 11 design.
Display with an aspect ratio of 18: 9
Most likely, Google will join the general trend for the release of smartphones with a widescreen display with an aspect ratio of 18: 9 (2: 1). This will affect both the younger version of Pixel 2 and the older configuration of Pixel 2 XL. The type of matrix, as in 2016, will be used AMOLED with good color rendering and brightness.
Side faces reacting to touch
If Google continues to cooperate with HTC, it is likely that the company’s new products will receive support for touch side faces, like the flagship of HTC 11. Manufacturers no longer know how to impress users. We have already seen screens with recognition of the force of pressing, so why not release phones with “active” side faces?
Powerful Snapdragon 835 processor
At the time of the release of the original Pixel and Pixel XL, Qualcomm’s product line had a fairly powerful Snapdragon 821 chip. Both new products acquired this processor but did not endure just a couple of months before the release of the more productive Snapdragon 835. History repeats, this fall the phones should receive an SD 835 processor But at the time of the release, Qualcomm will traditionally introduce an improved version of Snapdragon 836 and some users will again be unhappy.
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New body colors
In Twitter, American publications say that this year smartphones from the Pixel line will receive new body colors. True what exactly – is not specified. The original models offered three options: classic black with white and a brighter blue. It is possible that this year the Pixel 2 line will also receive other colors, such as brilliant blue and red.
Of course, the most anticipated chip Pixel 2/2 XL is the camera. The first versions of smartphones had the already steep cameras. Some observers called the 12-megapixel module “Pixels” almost the best in 2016. It is expected that in 2017, both smartphones will receive a dual camera with 12 Mp + 20 Mp modules. The design of the camera will be one ordinary lens, and the second – a telescopic lens, like the OnePlus 5 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus.
Of course, all the above-mentioned specs can not get to you for free. It is expected that this year, Google in the wake of the popularity of the first generation Pixel, will raise prices for Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. The cost of the younger version will be at the level of 769 dollars, and the older model will cost $ 899. Are you waiting for these smartphones? Tell us in the comments!