Google is hosting a media event on October 4 where it is expected to unveil its next generation Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 smartphones, with a new leak teasing a bunch of information on the new handsets.
Android Authority has the story that Google will be unveiling a new Pixel XL 2 smartphone with a curved display, with a screen-to-body ratio of between 80% and 85%. We should expect dual stereo speakers on the front, with no headphone jack - why Google... why?! Google will reportedly be offering certain markets with USB-C headphones in the box, with no more details on this part of the rumor.
Inside, we should expect the QHD display to rock Gorilla Glass 5 protection, while Qualcomm powers it with its Snapdragon 835 processor. Digging deeper, we will have 64/128GB of storage, front/rear Pixel-branded cameras with OIS and a Google Imaging Chip (interesting...), backed up by a 3520mAh battery.
The smaller Pixel 2 smartphone will look the same as the current-gen Pixel, with dual speakers on the front and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Google will bump down the display to a 1080p panel, as well as a 2700mAh battery. This means we can expect Pixel XL 2 to be a new major flagship, while Pixel 2 sounds like a cut down version in the vein of Nexus 5X, which is fine with me. Bring it on, Google.
Days after my Samsung Galaxy Note 8 arrived, too. Sigh.