Google has already announced that it will be launching the next Pixel phones on October 4, which happens to be tomorrow. We have already seen a lot of info and renders of the phone and now, an image leak gives us a clear idea of two variant colors of Pixel smartphones that are B&W and Black only. The website also informed that the Pixel 2 XL will be priced at US$849 for the 64GB variant and US$949 for the 128GB. As Google earlier hinted at a solution for phone storage, there may be a microSD card slot.
Google is offering to finance both the phones. The 64GB Pixel 2 XL will cost US$35.38 per month over 24 months and the 128GB version will cost US$39.54 per month over 24 months.
Pixel 2 XL is to have a 5.99-inch QHD display with 18:9 aspect ratio and minimal bezels.
The smaller variant, the Pixel 2 will have a 4.99 inch 1920 x 1080 resolution display with the same thick bezels around the display like last year’s Pixel and Pixel XL. Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset and 4GB RAM are expected and we can also hope the phone to come with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. In fact, the Pixel phones are the first devices in line to receive Android P update next year. 3.5mm headphone jack is missing against USB-C port. Also, both the phones will have a single-camera setup. If last year’s Pixel cameras are anything to go by, the new phones will have a great camera performance.
In 2016, India was among the first 6 countries to receive the Google Pixel and Pixel XL, and same is expected this year. It will be interesting to see how Google’s next phone compares to the Apple’s new and expensive iPhone X.