Google is already teasing us a lot about its new flagship smartphones as well as some new tech until today – which marks the unveiling of these said gadgets. The unveiling event is scheduled to be livestreamed on YouTube beginning at 9 a.m. Pacific Time.
The Pixel 2 (pictured above) will sport a 5-inch (16:9) 1080p display – not riding with the 18:9 flagship bandwagon with the most flagships out there. While the Pixel 2 XL (pictured below) will sport a six-inch, QHD+ display in an 18:9 aspect ratio, making it fit for 2017’s battle between the new aspect ratio of smartphones. Both devices also has 4GB of RAM, either 64GB or 128GB of storage, and 12-megapixel primary rear cameras, with front-firing stereo speakers.
Both devices will run on stock Android 8 Oreo handsets and are originally planned to sport Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 836, but because of an alleged delay in the rollout of that chip, both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will instead use the same chipset as the Nokia 8, LG V30 and the Galaxy S8 – the Snapdragon 835.
Pricing and Availability
As we’ve detailed on our previous post, the Pixel 2 will be sold with 64GB / 128GB of internal storage and priced at $649 (~PhP33K) / $749 (~PhP38,1K), respectively. While its larger sibling, the Pixel 2 XL will also come with 64GB / 128GB of internal storage and will cost $849 (~PhP43,2K) / $949 (~PhPP48,3K), respectively.
It is also said that Google might rollout these devices on a staggered manner: October 19 for Pixel 2 and November 15 for Pixel 2 XL, both preceded by preorder periods.
Sources: DroidLife, VentureBeat