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Google Pixel 2 Specs, Features & News Update: Google Accidentally Confirms Device, Predecessor To Receive Price Cut

Apr 15, 2017 10:19 AM EDT

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New updates state that Google has accidentally confirmed that Google Pixel 2 is underway. According to reports, the company has unintentionally the development of Google Pixel 2 with it predecessor expected to receive a price cut.

Speculations about the upcoming devices, which are codenamed "Muskie" (Google Pixel 2) and "Walleye" (Pixel 2 XL) have been circulating online for some time now. Since the company launched the Pixel and Pixel XL in October last year, fans are expecting google to release the Pixel 2 later this year, probably in October.

Meanwhile, it is reported that the confirmation of the Google Pixel 2 coincided with the revelation of Google's hardware VP. However, Google is also expected to slash the price of the predecessor the Google Pixel 2.

Google's senior vice president of hardware, Rick Osterloh has confirmed in an interview with Android Pit that there will be a new Pixel this year, that is Google Pixel 2. But he did not reveal any additional detail with regards to the upcoming device, according to Digital Trends.

It is reported that the Google Pixel 2 will likely have a flagship price tag and have a loftier price tag compared to its predecessors. The Pixel and the XL are said to be expensive as they started at $649 ( £599, AU$1,079), or $769 (£719, AU$1,269) respectively. However, the prices have now dropped as Google Pixel is currently priced at $600 while Pixel XL costs $720, but have not been officially confirmed by the developer.

It is been rumored that the Google Pixel 2 will sport a curved display. Google has previously attempted to place an order for curved OLED screens with the LG Display Company, suggesting that the company would likely incorporate curved screens on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, according to Techradar.

The GooglePixel 2 is also rumored to feature a waterproof design, along with an improved chipset and camera, which could be the explanation for the speculated high price tag. A true phablet is also expected to launch alongside the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, which means the company will debut at least three Pixel phones this year.

Other reports have also noted that the upcoming Google Pixel 2 will likely not sport the 3.5mm headphone jack. Google Pixel 2 is expected to incorporate the Snapdragon 835, 6GB of RAM, the latest version of Android at the time of launch, boosted to a QHD resolution, and a 12.3MP sensor. Read More: Verizon Rolls Out Android 7.0 Nougat Update To Its Samsung Galaxy Note 5 & S6 Edge+

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