Last year, Google surprised everyone by retiring its Nexus line. Instead, the company launched its own branded handsets. The Google Pixel and Pixel XL were among the best flagship devices of last year. Now, Google is expected to bring new Pixel 2 series devices with improved specs and better cameras. And of course, the much awaited pure Android O operating system. Many rumors and leaks related to the upcoming flagship devices have been cropping up lately. Here’s what you can expect from the upcoming Pixel smartphones. Read more to find about Google Pixel 2 Price in India, Specifications, and Features
Price & Availability
|Price (expected)||$699 (Rs 45,000)|
As per recent rumors, the Google Pixel 2 smartphones will see a small increase in price (at least $50) over their predecessor. This means that the Pixel 2 base model will be priced at $699. The Pixel 2 XL might cost up to $800.
Google is expected to release the Pixel 2 devices in late October. The Pixel series was announced on October 20, last year. However, the upcoming devices might not be named Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Google is not known to stick to the conventional naming patterns (as seen on Nexus series).
|Processor||Snapdragon 835 SoC|
|Internal Storage||32GB/ 64GB/128GB|
|Display||4.97-inch/ 6-inch, AMOLED, 2:1 aspect ratio|
|OS||Android O (Android 8.0)|
|Primary (Rear) Camera||12MP with flash|
The new Pixel handsets are expected to be powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor (up from Snapdragon 821 Soc) and 4GB of RAM. The smaller model will also feature a 64GB variant too. It is expected to retain its 4.97-inch full HD display. However, the larger Pixel 2 is said to feature a 6-inch AMOLED display manufactured by LG.
In terms of camera, we can expect some cool upgrades and extra features. In a blog post, Google showed off some impressive low-light images taken with its experimental night time photography techniques and Pixel smartphones. Multiple rumors have suggested that the rear camera setup will be the USP of the Pixel 2 smartphones. However, the series is likely to stick with a single camera setup. Some leaked renders hinted at a bigger lens than the current devices.
- IP68 water resistance
- Ambient Display Always On
- Multiple Display Profiles
- Minimal top and bottom bezels
- Squeezable frame
- 6-inch 1440p OLED display
- Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
- Proximity Sensor
- Widener speaker grill
- Stereo Speakers
- Larger rear camera lens
- Reduced glass back panel
- Aluminium chassis
In terms of design, the new Pixel series will feature a squeezable frame (similar to HTC U11) to launch Google Assistant and other apps. The larger Pixel 2 is expected to sport a new 2:1 aspect ratio display and slimmer bezels. Is Google Pixel 2 going for the Samsung flagships?
Few reports claim that Google is dropping the 3.5mm audio jack too. This sacrifice is being made to add new stereo speakers. The original Google Pixel did not come with an IP68 certification. The water resistance feature is likely to be added to the upcoming handsets. A leaked render also shows a two-tone rear case with a smaller window of glass around the camera.
While the smaller Google Pixel 2 smartphone is there as an entry-level option, the larger model is expected to take on the rival flagship handsets. By the time it comes out the Google Pixel 2 will be competing with the latest high-end offerings from Apple and Samsung. It remains to be seen what these devices are really packing. We will be able to place better bets once we have more clear information. Would you bet on the Google Pixel 2? Let us know in the comments section below.