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Google 2nd-gen Pixel coming October 5th

Photo: The Verge

According to a new report from the famous mobile leaker, Evan Blass, the second generation Pixel will be announced on October 5th.

This lines up with last year’s release time frame when the original Pixel was announced on October 4th, 2016.

The one standout point from Blass’ tweet is the mention of the inclusion of a Snapdragon 836 SoC. It’s unclear at this point if it’s going to be significantly better than the 835, but given that the 821 wasn’t anything noteworthy when compared to the 820, maybe it might the same deal once again.

The 2nd gen Pixel will come in two size options. The regular Pixel 2 (not a confirmed name) will be manufactured by HTC and will feature similar styling to the current Pixel. It will feature a 4.97-inch, 1080p OLED screen, 4GB RAM, a 12MP rear facing and 8MP front facing camera, along with other features like a rear fingerprint reader, USB-C cable connectivity, but may not feature a 3.5mm audio jack.

The XL version (name still to be determined) is being built by LG, and features a larger 5.99-inch, 1440p OLED display with similar features like the smaller model. However its body profile will be much slimmer like that of the Galaxy S8 and upcoming iPhone 8, with much less bezel to give that edge-to-edge effect.

Both devices will come with Android Oreo.

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