Google billboard suggests Pixel 2 launch on October 4

Posted September 15, 2017

At the moment, it doesn't offer a lot of information, simply asking for your email address so you can stay updated about Google devices and services.

Separately, it appears Google will be launching the new Pixel handsets on October 4. The billboard doesn't carry anything else. The smaller Pixel generation 2 device will sport a 4.97-inch display with HD resolution. This date is in line with last year's Pixel October 4 launch, a month after Android Nougat's launch. Blass added that the device would be powered by the Snapdragon 836 SoC, a slightly improved version of the SD835 that powers the Galaxy S8 and OnePlus 5. The Pixel 2 is now expected to have the same Snapdragon 835 SoC as every other high-end Android phone. When we compare the design of Pixel 2 and G6 there can be a doubt of similarity between two. Even so, it's safe to assume that the "Ask more of your phone" slogan hints towards the upcoming Google PIxel 2 and Google Pixel XL 2. Some reports earlier suggested that it will be made by HTC.

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There have since been various reports of owners sending in their faulty devices for fix or warranty replacements and receiving Pixel XL devices instead. ZNF is the FCC grantee code for LG Electronics. Even those customers who turn in their Nexus 6P units for fix are offered other models in case their phones are beyond fix and must be replaced. The phrase was rolled out with the original Pixel to refer to the fact it was the first time Google created both the software and hardware of a smartphone. I'm personally a little curious as to what happened to G011B; perhaps this was the "muskie" that was cancelled in favor of the current larger "taimen"? Additionally, Google's LG-made Pixel XL 2 recently hit the FCC. The Pixel XL 2 supports nearly all the LTE bands from major United States carriers, except for T-Mobile's Band 71.

The mobile enthusiasts are now just waiting for the final invites to the event. Google is also expected to reveal a Chromebook Pixel.