Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL to be unveiled on October 4, hints billboard

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Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are among the highly anticipated smartphones of this year. Lately, we got to know that these phones will be launched on October 5.

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL to be unveiled on October 4

Now, a billboard that has been spotted in Boston by DroidLife hints that Google will be hosting an event on October 4 to unveil the second generation Pixel smartphones. It looks like the search engine giant has started teasing the event already. The billboard has the text "Ask more of your phone" with the multi-colored G logo and October 4 at the bottom.

Notably, back in 2016, the original Pixel smartphones were announced on October 4 and some countries such as India received the device on October 5. Looks like Google is planning to follow the same strategy even this time with the Pixel 2 smartphones.

Though the original Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones were sold as products "made by Google", they were actually made by HTC. When it comes to the upcoming Pixel smartphones, there are reports suggesting that HTC is building the Pixel 2 and LG is building the Pixel 2 XL.

Detailing on the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, the former was spotted receiving the FCC certification in the U.S. sometime in August. The device is believed to feature a 5-inch FHD 1080p display and equip a Snapdragon 835 SoC paired with 4GB RAM. The device is said to feature 64GB default storage space that can be expanded further using a microSD card.

The Google Pixel 2 is likely to arrive with a 12MP main camera with EIS and not OIS as the same will result in better low light shots. The device is claimed to be IP68 certified for water and dust resistance. The smartphone will be pre-installed with Android 8.1 Oreo and support Always-On Display. Google is rumored to include the Google Lens app and ditch the 3.5mm audio jack.

On the other hand, the Pixel 2 XL is said to feature a larger 5.99-inch QHD 1440p display and feature a full-screen display as the LG V30. The smartphone will carry similar specifications as the Pixel 2. These phones are said to feature a squeezable frame at the sides like the HTC U11.

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