Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 pictured again ahead of launch

Google's 4th October Event: New Pixel Phones, Speakers To Launch

Google is all set to unveil its second generation of Pixel devices on October 4 along with a plethora of other products like Google Pixelbook, Google Home Mini, and a new Daydream VR headset.

Google is all set to make an important announcement tomorrow, October 4, the same date as past year.

The Pixel 2 XL, the larger of the two, sports a 6-inch FHD display, and its smaller sibling opts for a 5-inch one. So, it suggests that Google has also ditched the audio port. Even with narrow bezels, Google has managed to pack in a stereo speaker setup for an optimum multimedia experience.

Expect the Pixel 2 XL to have slightly better battery life and come in "Just Black" and "Black & White" color variants. That's due to the unavailability of the Snapdragon 836 chipset which was initially proposed for the new Pixel phones. The Pixel 2 does have more prominent bezels on the top, bottom and sides in comparison to the bigger phone. Just hope you get a Type-C to audio jack's dongle inside the box.

According to Android Authority, both phones might come with "squeeze" interaction like HTC "U11", along with Optical Image Stabilisation for the cameras. Google says that both of them will be premium flagship devices, which means that they will directly rival the newly launched Apple iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X.

The Google Pixel Pixel XL smartphones were first announced on October 4, 2016, during the #MadeByGoogle event and this year the search engine giant will be releasing a newer and more improved version of the high-end mobile. The size of the Pixel 2 XL will be actually much shorter, since it will also be following the "now" trend of 18:9 ratio screen-so much easier for a one-handed use. It looks like the pricing will start at $649 and $840 for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, according to earlier reports. The 64GB model will cost $849, while the 128GB model will jump to $949.