Google Pixel 2 Rumors: Topnotch Camera, Advanced Processor Coming on Pixel 2; Budget-Friendly Pixel 2B In Works

by Anvinraj Valiyathara 2

Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones are expected to get succeeded by newer smartphones later this year. However, the rumor mill has revealed that the alleged Google Pixel 2 will be arriving with advanced features and a higher pricing. Also, a cheaper Pixel phone is also said to be in works.

Water-resistant Chassis

One of the rumored features of Google Pixel 2 is that it will be coming with a water-resistant body. However, it is said to be “still on the table,” indicating the Google is still not sure about adding water-resistance feature to Pixel 2.

However, major flagships from other brands like iPhone 7, Samsung Galaxy S7 and the upcoming LG G6 are equipped with water-resistant chassis, it is likely that the Google will include the feature on Pixel 2.


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Topnotch Camera

The 12.3-megapixel is one of the bestselling features of the original Google Pixel. DxOMark, a benchmarking platform for cameras has a given a rating of 89 to the main camera of Google Pixel which makes it the best smartphone camera ever. Rumors have it that one of beat features of Google Pixel 2 will be its topnotch camera.

Google is unlikely to increase the megapixel count, but rumors hint that the stellar camera of Pixel 2 will support advanced low-light photography and it will be also coming with some new features.

Advanced Processor

Google is speculated to be testing multiply prototypes of Pixel 2 with different kinds of processors. One of the prototypes is powered by Snapdragon 83X SoC whereas there is another variant that includes Intel chipset. Also, the search engine is rumored to be testing a custom chipset for Pixel 2. Speculations even suggested that Google is working with MediaTek for Pixel 2. However, this rumor seems unlikely to come true.


Cheaper Pixel 2B Arriving?

The Google Pixel 2 is expected to arrive with an expensive price tag. The starting price of the first-generation Pixel 2 is $649. However, the Pixel 2 is expected to cost “at least” $50 more than the current pricing of Pixel.

Apart from the pricey Pixel 2, Google is also speculated to be working a Pixel 2B that will be coming with modest specs as well as significantly lower price tag.By launching the alleged Pixel 2B phone, the company aims to bring the “Google experience and Google Phone” to developing markets.

Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2B Release Date

Rumors are rife that the Google Pixel 2 release date will be set in October this year. The Pixel 2B may launch alongside the Pixel 2 or it may be made available shortly after it