Okay, so finally we’ve got it – the first major leak about Google Pixel 2 that provides some concrete, reliable information. The device was recently benchmarked, and the leaked screenshot of its results is providing information about a very solid Google Pixel 2 in the making. The result is about “Google Pixel XL 2”, and given below are its details:
As you can see in this results, the device runs a 2.4 GHz Octa-core Qualcomm processor (which unarguably is Snapdragon 835), 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS and 128GB of storage with 100GB available for use. But what’s more interesting in these details is its 5.6-inch display with 2k pixel resolution, which hints at an all-screen design.
The ratio of 2,560 x 1,312 pixels roughly translates to 2:1, which is inline with Samsung’s Infinity display and a similar nearly all-screen display of LG G6. So with all-screen designs riding the next major wave of innovation in smartphone market there’s no reason why Google and HTC would shrink from doing something like that. So it seems like very soon we’re going to get an all screen Google Pixel device as well.
Now these dynamics are getting pretty interesting. iPhone 8 is coming with all-screen display. Samsung already has its Galaxy S8 in the market with Infinity display, and upcoming Note 8 as well. LG G6 is also pretty close to a bezel-less display design, and now Google has also thrown its hat in the ring. All of these smartphones are powered by Snapdragon 835 (except for G6, which runs Snapdragon 821), and all are having 4GB of RAM (iPhone 8 is likely to have 3GB, which is pretty close actually). So in this 4-player clash of high-end smartphones (Apple vs. Samsung vs. Google-HTC vs. LG) it’ll be really interesting to see who comes out as the winner.
The biggest point in favor of Google Pixel 2 is its stock Android experience and Google’s direct involvement in its development. This guarantees updates as soon as they’re rolled out. This thing, when coupled with high-end features and premium build quality, results in a very solid chemistry. However, others also have their own major plus points – especially Apple. But Google may just have figured out the right formula to break Cupertino’s monopoly in high-end smartphone market. How successful they’ll be in this only time will tell. For now we should look forward to the launch of this powerful Pixel 2 smartphone.