Apr 25, 2017 05:53 AM EDT
Google Pixel 2 is one of the much-awaited devices this year, because of the success of its predecessor. The Android Open Source Project shows off new information about Google's new Pixel smartphones. The details have been revealed in the code and confirmed that Google is working on three phones with the codenames Walleye, Muskie, and Taimen.
It has also been revealed that all three Google's new 2017 Pixels will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 SoC. Although, that's not surprising since the chip maker still not announced a successor for the Qualcomm 835, it's still its top of the line SoC which is currently there in Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.
On the other hand, the recent report on the upcoming Google Pixel phones claimed that Google wouldn't release more than two devices this year. Contrasting that report, now it looks like three new handsets are expected to arrive in 2017, as per Phone Arena.
From the three devices, a device codenamed Muskie will be the follow-up to the original Pixel, while the 2017 iteration of the Pixel XL is presently being referred to as Walleye. Mysteriously though, a third device, codenamed Taimen, is also in the works. Some reports claim that this could be a true successor to the Motorola Nexus 6 from many years ago, incorporating a bigger touchscreen than even the Pixel XL, according to GSM Arena.
As per the past rumors, HTC will be manufacturing this year's Pixels, just like it's done for the original two handsets bearing that brand. Previous reports also suggested that a cheaper edition of Google Pixel smartphones will get released this year that will be called the Pixel 2B.
However, Rick Osterloh, the Senior Vice President for Hardware for Google has said that the Pixel smartphones will continue to stay premium. Some already existing rumors claim that Google Pixel 2 smartphones will come with waterproof body and improved cameras featuring large-sized megapixels for advanced low-light photography.
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