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Google billboard calls for Pixel 2 event to take place October 4th

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Google billboard in Boston reveals that the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 will be unveiled on October 4th

Google billboard in Boston reveals that the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 will be unveiled on October 4th


A billboard in Boston apparently is the key to determining when the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 will be unveiled. "Ask more of your phone." says the dark ink on the white backdrop of the billboard. Underneath that sentence is the multi-colored "G" for Google logo followed by the date of Oct. 4. You don't need to be a member of Mensa to figure out what this billboard is telling you.

The Pixel 2, reportedly being produced by last year's Pixel and Pixel XL manufacturer HTC, is expected to carry a 5-inch display with a 1080 x 1920 resolution. A Snapdragon 835 chipset is rumored to be under the hood with an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 540 GPU. 4GB of RAM is said to be inside. There will be a base model with 64GB of native storage, and one with 128GB of flash memory.

The camera on back, once rumored to carry a 12MP sensor, will allegedly come with EIS instead of OIS so that images can be captured under low-light conditions. With an IP68 certification rating, the Pixel 2 can be submerged in water as deep as nearly 5-feet for as long as 30-minutes, and emerge unscathed. There also will be an always-on display. The 3.5mm earphone jack is gone, which means that there will be a USB-C to 3.5mm dongle in the box. Speaking of the box, Oreo 8.1 will be pre-installed out of the box as will the AI powered Google Lens app. With the latter, you'll be able to take a photo of a movie poster, hear some songs from the film and purchase tickets to see it in the theater.

The latest word is that the Pixel XL 2 will be made by LG and will have an appearance similar to the LG V30. The higher-end model will have tiny bezels compared to the larger borders found on the Pixel 2. And here is some big news; the specs we discussed for the Pixel 2 (outside of the display) will be the same for the Pixel XL 2.

If you're interested in the new Pixel handsets, go ahead and circle October 4th on your calendar!

source: Droid-Life

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posted on 13 Sep 2017, 21:04 3

1. mikehunta727 (Posts: 1372; Member since: 12 Sep 2014)


The Pixel XL 2 is gonna be great

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 22:19 9

5. GreenMan (Posts: 1875; Member since: 09 Nov 2015)


Note 8 and iPhone X.

2 of the most hyped phones in the smartphone world and they BOTH turned out to be extremely underwhelming, period.

While The V30 turned out better than I perceived it and I expect Google Pixel II to be the same!

It's kinda strange but...

Every car journalist love to talk about Ferrari, Lamborghini, Masserati and Rolls Royce while every moto journalist like to talk about Ducati, BMW, Triumph, KTM and MV Agusta but...

The things you see the most on the road are Toyota Corollas and Suzuki Gixxers!

LG and Google are the Toyotas and Suzukis of smartphone world. They just "WORK" without any bling or gimmick.

#DontBuyTheHype

G'Day!

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 23:43 4

6. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 3386; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


I love this post ^^^^^^

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 02:40

14. Furkan (Posts: 137; Member since: 25 Feb 2017)


This comment is sick

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 08:07

19. Lumia_Luigi (Posts: 131; Member since: 22 Mar 2017)


LG devices do a lot, but just work? LOL I guess all those bootloops where just update hibernation.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 21:38 2

2. ph00ny (Posts: 1551; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Basically they just killed V30 if it's going to be google version of V30

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 21:40 3

3. omnitech (Posts: 954; Member since: 28 Sep 2016)


If the Pixel XL 2 is just as good as the V30 but with stock android, I think it has a chance to be phone of the year. I still think Samsung did enough to take it though.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 22:06

4. fyahking (Posts: 1025; Member since: 28 Jan 2015)


I hope we can hide the nav bar like my S8+.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 23:46

7. Scott93274 (Posts: 5536; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


I am so indecisive right now. I was leaning towards the Pixel 2, then the Moto X4, then the Pixel 2 again, then the Pixel 2 XL.... Right now I have no clue what I'll be getting.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 23:52

8. Rakeshvaisoha (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Sep 2017)


Placing this advert when Apple 8 has been launched, implying that you can expect more is meant to suspend and dilute whatever hype is built to promote Apple products and to get a foot in the door for Google.
But Google has yet to establish the reputation that Apple has placed itself in the minds of the people globally.

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 02:41

15. KyleRiemen (Posts: 146; Member since: 29 Oct 2014)


"implying that you can expect more", i think is reffering to google assistant integration and has nothing to do with the iphone 8.

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 00:52

9. Bluesky2111 (Posts: 6; Member since: 09 Dec 2016)


But no headphone jack?

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 01:12

10. Scott93274 (Posts: 5536; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


... that appears to be the trend going forward.

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 02:36 1

13. BuffaloSouce (Posts: 361; Member since: 01 May 2017)


Get some USB-C headphones....

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 09:49

21. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4800; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


I would either use standard headphones with the supplied USB-C to 3.5mm adapter or go Bluetooth. I looked at USB-C headphones, there aren't a wide variety and the ones that are available don't have the greatest reviews. Maybe after all mobile phone OEMs abandon the headphone jack it will force the larger, higher quality headphone OEMs to make USB-C headphones.

However since this trend of removing the headphone jack seems to only affect mobile smartphones, there will still be a lot of headphones with the standard 3.5mm jack being produced. I doubt that flip phones, media players, etc., are going to remove that jack and stick a USB-C jack in it's place. It would cost more and in nearly all cases there would be no benefits to do so.

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 01:30

11. surethom (Posts: 994; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)


Let's hope the pixel 2 xl has smaller dimensions than the LG v30 that phone is too wide.

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 09:51

22. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4800; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


I haven't looked at the V30's dimensions, but the Pixel XL 2 is supposed to be around the same physical size as the Nexus 6p. I believe it will be a little taller, slightly narrower, but with a larger screen.

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 02:26 1

12. Arashmahmoodi25 (Posts: 47; Member since: 07 Apr 2017)


Pixel 2 is going to be the best. But I don't have the money to buy it.

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 02:42

16. Furkan (Posts: 137; Member since: 25 Feb 2017)


lol it will be over overpriced.
V30 is better

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 05:22

17. pacattack81 (Posts: 127; Member since: 08 Dec 2016)


If their release is before the V30 the V30 is toast. Isn't LG releasing in November or December? Might as well not release it at all.

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 16:36

23. omnitech (Posts: 954; Member since: 28 Sep 2016)


Are they really releasing it that late? Shouldn't matter though, it's supposedly a fantastic phone. A lot of youtube reviewers like it better than the Note 8. Then again a lot of youtube reviewers hate Samsung for some reason.

The Note 8 gets an unfair reputation for being too much like the GS8+. Which doesn't make sense to be since the GS8+ is still a 2017 phone and was a huge update on the GS7 edge. I mean if you don't knock Apple for the Iphone 7 aka the Iphone 6sss plus you have no business knocking the Note 8.

Maybe Samsung should just cut one of them out completely, maybe then the haters will be happy.

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 05:50

18. gamehead (Posts: 18; Member since: 04 Jul 2017)


Hopefully it has a wide screen display.

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 08:09

20. newbey123 (Posts: 645; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)


Awesome. The best android flavored phone is on the way. Pixel 2 XL for the win.

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