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Google Pixel 2 News: Three Premiere Smartphones Coming Armed With Qualcomm Snapdragon 835

Apr 27, 2017 02:45 AM EDT


The Google Pixel 2 is expected to come out this 2017 and some minor updates have cropped up recently for the Android smartphone. The first update involves the chipset the premier device will come in, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC.

If so, this means that the Google Pixel 2 will not run short of power. This is the same SoC that will be used on several upcoming high-end smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, Sony Xperia XZ Premium and the Xiaomi Mi 6 according to Techwalls.

Hence, this assures potential buyers that the Samsung Google Pixel 2 will not come short of power, backing features that it will carry. As mentioned in a previous post, among the features the Google Pixel 2 will have to offer include a possible curved OLED display, a 16 MP main camera and an 8 MP shooter. There is still no word on RAM and internal storage for the device.

Aside from that, the Google Pixel 2 will reportedly come in three variants. These will be codenamed “Walleye,” “the Muskie” and “the Taimen,” all of which previously appeared on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) which would be supporting MSM8995 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Slash Gear reports.

As of this writing, details on the three Google Pixel 2 devices have yet to render a better picture. The “Walleye” variant is believed to be smaller than the “Muskie” while the “Taimen” variant was the odd addition to the mix.

There is also no update yet on how much these Google Pixel 2 smartphones would be priced. But if one factors in the use of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, the upcoming premiere Android handsets are slowly moving into the mid-range handset category. There is still no word on which company will be manufacturing the Google Pixel 2 though HTC and LG are believed to be best bets.

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