How to watch the Google Pixel 2 event

Google notes that Clips actually looks like a camera so it can't be seen as a hidden surveillance device.               Image Google

Google notes that Clips actually looks like a camera so it can't be seen as a hidden surveillance device. Image Google

Google has not yet mentioned what it will be launching at the October 4 event. However, that isn't all the search giant will announce.

The company will be starting it hardware event at 9.30PM in India.

For months on end leaks and rumors have hinted at what is coming.

As the company prepares for the release, it's dropping the price on the original Pixel phone.

The online publication describes the Google Ultra Pixel as the smartphone to contend with Apple's tenth anniversary iPhone X handset.

As far as design is concerned, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are expected to come with the similar design as seen in the last generation. This means big bezels like the iPhone 8, only with dual front-facing speakers and an improved design.

However, the exciting thing is the bigger phone. "It is said to be manufactured by LG and will feature minimal bezels with a 5.99" 18:9 display like the LG V30 and LG G6. Earlier reports point out that the Pixel 2 will be priced at $649 (approximately Rs 42,500) while the Pixel 2 XL will be priced at $840 (approximately Rs 55,000). The only significant spec not listed is the rear camera, but previous leaks suggest this will be 12MP. A latest update now gives us an idea about the release date of these phones as well. More information is available here. It is also going to be a lot more powerful than Chromebooks and will be powered by Intel Core i5 processor with 128GB SSD in entry-level variants.

The real reason why the Google Pixel 2 is will not be able to match up to the iPhone X is because Google does not have the manufacturing capacity to produce as many units as Apple. At least according to rumors.

Hardware design seems to take a backseat to software in the Google universe. However, most doubts were swept away (we hope) with yesterday's images that flooded the web, which include Google's Pixel 2 official wallpaper.

The Pixel smartphones will offer the new Android Oreo out of the box. Read on to find out. It will be a hybrid tablet which will feature a 360-degree hinge and will run on Chrome OS.

Google only sold a few million, or less, of the original Pixel phones introduced a year ago.

- The Pixel 2 is likely to have a 2700 mAh battery while the Pixel 2 XL will come with 3400 mAh battery.

Android Central notes that the Pixelbook's screen size is a bit smaller than that on the Chromebook Pixel, which featured a 12.85-inch display.

According to the latest rumours, Google could introduce a new pair of headphones designed specifically to work with the talkative A.I. assistant. However, details of this product remain scarce.

Pricing starts at $1,199 for a 128GB model, $1,399 for a 256 GB model and $1,749 for a 512GB model.

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