In 2016, Google left behind the Nexus brand to give way to the new smartphones Pixel and Pixel XL, two terminals that, despite the initial criticisms (on the other hand, habitual whenever a great brand launches a new product), and despite not being available in a large number of countries, have received very good ratings from users, experts and the media and are also selling quite well.
Virtually since the launch of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL, rumors have started about the next generation of these terminals. During the last weeks or months, there have been significant increases in rumors referring to the alleged code names ‘Taimen’ and ‘Walleye’, the Google Pixel 2. And as we get closer and closer to that possible launch time Located between the months of September and October, the more the expectation grows. So much so that in the source, they claim to have a report that “seems relatively legitimate” (and I quoted that observation verbatim) in which they detail the possible technical specifications of the Google Pixel 2. Are you willing to know those details?
So will be Taimen and Walleye, the Google Pixel 2
According to the information that this medium would have had access, Google’s Taimen device would correspond with the larger terminal, which would display a screen significantly larger than last year’s Pixel XL, namely 5.99 inches, and would also have much narrower frames. The same source, anonymous, also says that this device will include an OLED panel 1440p LG, and that inside will house a Snapdragon 835 processor and 4 GB of RAM.
It would be confirmed a version with 128 GB of internal storage however, the same source notes that this may not be the only one that may not be the only option available to consumers, something that is quite logical at the moment.
Apparently, Google will repeat with the rear glass panel however, given the larger size of the device, this panel will not integrate the fingerprint reader. Regarding the camera, no information has been filtered.
In summary, the Google Pixel 2 XL or “Taimen” will offer as main characteristics:
- 5.99-inch and 1440p OLED display
- Snapdragon 835 Processor
- 4GB of RAM
- Smaller frames
- 128GB storage option
- Made of glass and metal
- Headphone jack
As far as Walleye is concerned, apparently this will be a much smaller device, corresponding to the Google Pixel 2. It would integrate a 4.97-inch screen with FHD 1080p resolution, similar to last year’s model. In fact, the source points out that the 2017 model will be virtually identical to the 2016 model, but will use somewhat larger frames to include stereo speakers . While this novelty will be well received by much, it seems that will mean the disappearance of the headphone connector 3.5mm jack.
Both the smartphones release date is not revealed yet, but we are expecting October 4 as Google Pixel 2 release date.