Google Pixel 2 to be launched later this year

Google Pixel 2 to be launched later this year

78Last year, Google made waves by announcing its new smartphones, Pixel and Pixel XL, the first devices carrying Google’s branding. Google Pixel smartphones are designed to showcase the best of Android operating system, as Google has added never-seen-before features to the platform such as Google Assistant and excellent camera.

While millions of users worldwide don’t get the chance to lay their hands on the both handsets yet, Google is set to reveal the second generation Google Pixel. Google’s senior vice president Rick Osterloh said today at Mobile World Congress 2017 that the company will release Google Pixel 2 later this year and the new handset will belong to their high-end segment, just like its predecessors. However, Google did not specify time frame for the launch this year.

According to Google, the company has no plan to launch a budget Pixel smartphones in the future. This could be a wise move on Google’s part, as the company wants to compete directly with Apple and other Android smartphone makers.

Rumors have been making noises recently that the next generation Google Pixel will feature a glass back panel with chambered edges, an enhanced fingerprint sensor and center-aligned camera module. Others claim that the next Google Pixel will come with a USB Type-C port at the bottom and a traditional 3.5mm headphone jack placed on top. Noticeably, Google Pixel 2 is also rumored to come with a 5-inch 2K display, 6GB of RAM and second generation Google’s DayDream VR.  Tech experts say that the next generation Google Pixel will stick to their exclusive features at launch including Google Assistant, Pixel Launcher and best-in-class camera.

The current Google Pixel and Pixel XL are among the most desired smartphones in the market thanks to its premium design, high-end specs and compelling features. Google Pixel 2 is expected to make a gigantic hit this year and challenge Apple iPhone 8 and Samsung Galaxy S8.

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