Google had to make a choice from the first device, regardless of whether they will determine the priorities of the assembly or camera of the smartphone. Seeing that both can cause a price increase, this means that Google made a choice that quickly became apparent: the camera.
If Google plans to improve the build quality, we can be aware of some elegant improvements compared to the previous rival. Water resistance is now a sign of an excellent device: Sony has removed this feature from many of its Xperia devices, leaving it exclusively for their most expensive models – X Performance and Xperia XZ. The new LG G6 is certified with IP68, meaning Google will definitely have to add it to Pixel 2 to keep up with its high-end class.
Google also explained that, like last year, Mountain View also pays special attention to the camera, in particular, improving low-light photography. The source also said that the camera “will not have a large MP size”, but “compensates for additional functions”.
Which processor will be used in Google Pixel 2?
The code that has just been added to the source showed that the three Pixel devices planned for release in 2017 will be shipped with Snapdragon 835. This is the same SoC that is used in the Samsung Galaxy S8, and since Qualcomm has not announced that the next iteration of the processor does not cause much surprise. Thus, we can assume that Google will choose the latest and best processor models for its new flagships.
Specifications Taimen and Walleye leaked
A source who spent time with at least one of the new Pixel shared information about their specifications with the source. Taimen, the larger of the two devices, will have a 5.99-inch OLED display of 1440p from LG and a smaller frame than the original Pixel XL. There will be at least a 128 GB model, and Pixel 2 XL will be shipped with a Snapdragon 835 processor and 4 GB of RAM. The design of the rear part will resemble the original with two-tone glass and metal, although this time the smartphone will not have a fingerprint scanner. According to this report there will be no double chamber.
The smaller of the two, Walleye, will have a 4.97-inch FHD display. It will have an almost identical design for its predecessor, including the bezel, but it will be a headphone groove in favor of stereo speakers. The device will also be equipped with a Snapdragon 835 processor and 4 GB of RAM with a storage option of 64 GB.
You might recall that HTC contracted to create original Pixel and Pixel XL devices that were code S1 and M1. According to the report from Japan, it seems that HTC can again participate in this matter. The system files of the new flagship HTC, HTC U11, allude to two new devices: S2 and M2.
Thus, it is possible that HTC can help in creating the flagships of Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Even if the Pixel XL 2 was canceled in favor of the LG Taimen, as it was rumored, this remainder of information in HTC U11 system files still seems plausible.