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

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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Pixel 2
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2700 mAh
Pixel 2 XL
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3520 mAh

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21 Comments

1. mikehunta727 unregistered

The Pixel XL 2 is gonna be great

5. GreenMan

Posts: 2694; Member since: Nov 09, 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!

6. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3944; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I love this post ^^^^^^

14. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

This comment is sick

19. Lumia_Luigi

Posts: 173; Member since: Mar 22, 2017

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

2. ph00ny

Posts: 1993; Member since: May 26, 2011

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

3. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 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.

4. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

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

7. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 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.

8. Rakeshvaisoha

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 13, 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.

15. KyleRiemen

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 29, 2014

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

9. Bluesky2111

Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 09, 2016

But no headphone jack?

10. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

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

13. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1221; Member since: May 01, 2017

Get some USB-C headphones....

21. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 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.

11. surethom

Posts: 1610; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

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

22. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 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.

12. Arashmahmoodi25

Posts: 129; Member since: Apr 07, 2017

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

16. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

lol it will be over overpriced. V30 is better

18. gamehead unregistered

Hopefully it has a wide screen display.

20. newbey123

Posts: 698; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

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

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