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It’s about time that we all witness the launch of Google’s long-rumored Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL handsets that has been making rounds on the internet for quite some time now.
As it turns out, the event is due today and some of us can’t wait to get a first action of the ceremony. While previous reports hinted all the possible gadgets expected to be seen today, truth is, we can’t ascertain exactly what the California-based giants have prepared.
That being said, we will go ahead and give the list of products we are likely to see Google release today. Stipulated below are the gadgets to expect from Google:
It’s no secret that we will definitely see the release of the long-awaited flagship handsets namely Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. These two handsets have seen their share of leaks in the past, leaving no stones unturned.
If previous reports are to be believed, then both handsets will be launching with a host of highlight features that will make the smartphones compete with the like of Apple’s iPhone 8 and Samsung’s Note 8.
Let’s take a quick recap on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL handsets:
A chain of latest rumors has revealed what might actually be the specs on both upcoming smartphones. While both handsets are expected to share the same specs, the larger of the two version will sport narrow bezels and a screen-to-body ratio of 80-85 percent.
Furthermore, the former is expected to pack a QHD Curved Gorilla Glass 5 display tagged with support for wide color gamut and the latter will sport a similar design to last year’s variant and feature a full-HD display with Gorilla Glass 5 for protection.
Additionally, the Pixel 2 XL is said to be backed by a 3520mAh battery while the Pixel 2 is will bring a smaller 2700mAh battery.
Moving on to specs shared by both handset, they are expected to run Android 8.0 Oreo and come powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor.
Both devices also come bearing IP67 dust and water resistance rating and are also tipped to offer Pixel Cameras paired with OIS at front and back, as well as a dedicated ‘Google Imaging Chip’.
The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have been tipped to come bearing two storage variants such as 64GB and 128GB as well as pack dual front-facing stereo speakers.
While previous reports hinted that the handsets will not bring the 3.5mm headphone jack, users can expect the mobile devices to bring the ‘Active Edge’ sense feature, that was also seen on HTC’s U11 handset.
As you might know, the Active Edge feature lets a user carry out certain tasks by squeezing the smartphone’s frame from the sides.
The second product on our list here is the Pixelbook that is also likely to make an appearance tonight. The Pixelbook device is reportedly claimed to come at a price of $1200 dollar and is arguably a rival of Microsoft’s Surface.
Tagged as a sophisticated ‘’Chrome OS laptop,’’ the device will come coupled with a $99 “Pixelbook Pen” stylus which will be pressure and tilt sensitive.
The third gadget on our list here is the top-end Google Home device that will basically serve as a cool addition to your living room.
The Google Home is a small, cheap and smart speaker, also known as the Google Home Mini. The device will be priced at $49 and is set to compete with Amazon’s Echo Dot.
The Google Home Mini device also takes the fabric finish design that has become popular for smart speaker nowadays.
Additionally, we also heard about the Google Home Max that sounds like a new flagship expected to showcase tonight as well. With the look of things, there’s a very high probability we will see the device in a Mini configuration
It’s no secret that the Daydream VR headset is due for an upgrade and based on what we’ve heard, the device will be offered in three different color variants.
What’s more, this new Daydream VR headset is also reportedly claimed to be made from a more rugged material, whilst still maintaining a textile feel. The device is also expected to come with a price tag of $99.
According to one recent report, Google will likely bring more models of the of the newly released QuietComfort 35 II wireless headphones, which offers Google’s Assistant technology.
What more, we are also likely to see the release of an upgraded version of Google’s second-gen Chromecasts that was launched about two years ago.
One report is even claiming that we might just see the released of a new Nexus Player, even though, it’s less likely Google will bring the device, but why not!