Google has mistakenly filtered an image of what will be its new flagship this year 2017, the Google Pixel 2. Beyond its physical appearance aspect, hardly any features of the mobile are known, although they are expected to be water resistant.
The news was already confirmed by Google’s vice president of hardware, Rick Osterloh, last March when he said there would be a successor to Google Pixel this year. The smartphone would remain as Premium, framed in the high range.
The phones are codenamed ‘Muskie’ and ‘Walleye’, names of fish, as is customary in Google. The size of the fish tends to have some parallelism with the final size of the mobiles. ‘Walleye’ is a fish weighing 11 kilos and ‘Muskie’ 17, which suggests that this last phone will be larger than the one called ‘Walleye’.
A few weeks later it was also known that Mountain View employees were working on a third mobile for this 2017. Although few details of the smartphone are known, it is expected to be larger than Google Pixel and that, moreover, would not fit into that family.
It would be a totally different mobile whose codename, for the moment, is ‘Taimen’. This fish usually weighs about 100 kilos, so the phone is expected to be larger than the previous ones. In fact, ‘Taimen’ could actually be a tablet or laptop instead of a smartphone. This third mobile would be focused on the mid-range with a cheaper price than the Pixel 2.
The Google Pixel 2 continues the wake of Google Pixel and Pixel XL, they said goodbye to the other big bet the company in the mobile sector, the Nexus phones.
With a particular design with screens of 5 and 5.5 inches, Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL were among the first to recover the fingerprint reader in the back, idea that they have ‘copied’ different phones this year, such as the LG G6. It is expected that Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL would be 5.2 inches and 5.7 inches respectively in display. On the other hand, the third mobile Taimen, which is codenamed for Pixel 2 XXL could be 6 inches or more.
The mobiles counted on a processor Snapdragon 835 of four cores to 2.15 Ghz and 4 GB of RAM, with two options of storage, 32 and 128 GB. As for the cameras, 12 MP for the main and 8 MP for the front. There are rumors which says that it can be based on dual-camera as well.
Price and availability
The new Google Pixel 2 are in the high range and are expected for the last quarter of 2017. In fact, its predecessors, Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL arrived in October 2016.