It’s Google’s time for the spot light and the new Google Pixel 2 and big brother Pixel XL2 will no doubt be the pinnacle partners at Google’s event on October 4th
It’s that time of the year again, all eyes are peeled on the new Apple iPhone 8 and X and what they brought to the table. But just over the horizon is the date October 4th
Can Google produce another flag ship device with the best camera on the market again? Will Android 8.0 Oreo run like a dream on the pure Google branded device? Will the new Snapdragon chip deliver results that the Pixel, Android and Nexus fans want?
We look at what they delivered last year and what we greatly anticipate this year.
Looking at the previous model (Google Pixel) last year the new Pixel looks to be going for the simplified look of the two tone mix of aluminium and glass panels. Rumours of the colours sound like they’re going for the simplistic colour names of ‘Just Black’, ‘Clearly White’ and ‘Kinda Blue’ so clearly the three colours only. Who needs fancy names for colours really?!
The LCD will again, be a Amoled capacitive touchscreen but with a larger display producing a 500 plus pixel density view. The screen will be upgraded to the new Corning Gorilla glass 5 for added protection.
The finger print scanner/reader will remain on the back of the device for quick unlocking ability and of course security measures.
The device will again take a Nano Sim and the memory will be internal, so just a single slot down the side.
The rumoured internal memory will be upgraded from the 2016 options of 32GB or 128GB to a base internal of 64GB. For me 32GB is a dying breed of storage with the camera and video quality these days quickly filling up that precious space.
Luckily with Google, their Drive feature offers an additional extra 15GB for free before charges occur.
Under the hood:
Speed – The Pixel 2 is rumoured to run with 4GB of RAM and carry the latest Snapdagon 835 chip currently running in the successful flagship devices from Samsung (Galaxy S8) and HTC (U11)
Brains – The CPU (central processing unit) has taken a nice upgrade to a Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) meaning faster apps, gaming and overall functionality of the device.
Graphics – The GPU (Graphics processing unit) has also taken a nice upgrade to the Qualcomm Adreno 540 so expect faster results from your 3D gaming, 4K displays and VR headsets.
This is what Google massively delivered on last year, with the highest-rated mobile camera ever on DxO outdoing the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Apple’s iPhone 7.
Once again, this year we expect the same. With the growing world of social media being such a considerable influence over how to express business, social life and pretty much anything now, a great camera is essential to grab our attention.
Platform: –Google have this time partnered up with Oreo for the latest Android update sponsor (8.0) Yum.
Behind the scenes: – Tasks and boot up time measure 2x quicker than the previous Pixel device.
Picture-in-Picture: – This is what we’ve all been waiting for, you can now video call, google map, and use other Google apps while running another app in the background. I’m definitely not going to miss putting people on loud speaker while searching through my device.
Security: – You’re safer than ever with googles latest update with Google Play Protect.
Continuous scanning of your device, data and apps to ensure you’re safe from those pesky bugs.
Emoji’s: – Love or hate them, Emoji’s are so widely used to express emotions! And now Google have released a fully redesigned set, including 60 new ones.
You can check all the other features that Oreo 8.0 brings here.
6 days to go, are you excited!?