Google to announce Pixel 2 smartphones on October 4


The season for phone announcements is upon us, and Google is jumping in.

While Google is widely expected to launch its next-generation Pixel smartphones in October, we haven't really come across a specific date.

The best thing about the Pixel in this picture is its color. The end result was kind of amateurish. The smaller Pixel 2 made by HTC has already earned its FCC badge earlier.

The next Pixel smartphones reportedly will feature water and dust resistance with a rating of either IP68 or IP67. We don't know where the event will be taking place nor what time we need to make sure we have cleared from our schedules. Rumor also had it that the Google Pixel 2 will feature Active Edge, something similar to the Edge Sense feature of the HTC U11.

We'll have more information in less than a mont, but based on the landing page and tagline, it seems like Google will be emphasizing its virtual Assistant again with this hardware revision. That's G011C, which was previously spotted in a report that said LG is making that particular phone. The video suggests that the Pixel 2 will have all the answers to these questions, and that definitely piques our interest.

This one kind of goes without the saying, but the Pixel's camera, especially its HDR+ mode, was a revelation. The next Pixel will most likely solve the following issues: battery life, storage, blurry photos, automatic updates, performance, durability, and more. On the other hand, industry insiders previously claimed that the Pixel XL 2 will boast a relatively bezel-free design and adopt a display panel with a tall aspect ratio of 18:9, i.e. 2:1.

The iPhone X is going to get some competition from Google this fall.

The Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 are codenamed as Walleye and Taimen. In addition, Google will reportedly unveil only two devices instead of the initially reported three. It clearly reveals the caption "Ask more of your phone" along with the Google "G" branding below followed by the date.