The Google Pixel 2 will launch later this year, likely in a rather unceremonious manner. There will probably be a press release and, then, BOOM, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will be official.
I’ve been using the Google Pixel XL for around 12 months solid now, in between review units that I have tested, and, for the most part, it is been a very satisfying period. The handset has a great camera, great software and a very competitive camera.
There is a huge amount of room for improvement, though – most notably in the design department. Both the Pixel and Pixel XL look, well… rather dull.
However, a set of new renders of the handsets, based on current rumours, have surfaced on Reddit. As you can see below, the renders showcase a beautiful looking handset, replete with gorgeous contrasting colour schemes.
If the Google Pixel 2 looks anything like this, you can sign me up right now.
The current Pixel models also not water-resistant, which is a bit of a bummer in 2017, and this is one aspect that Google will almost certainly remedy in 2017.
The new Pixel 2 handsets will likely run on Qualcomm’s latest chipset, pack in faster CPU speeds, better connectivity, and – most likely – more storage, given that Apple is now making 256GB iPhones.
I love the colour schemes of these renders; they’re really eye-catching and look unlike anything else in the space right now. Of course, they’re just renders and not official in any way, shape or form.
However, the amount of flack Google received about the design of the Pixel – people called it boring, dull as dishwater – it stands to reason that The Big G will return with something completely different in 2017.
The Google Pixel 2 handsets will likely launch during the back end of 2017, around September-time, and will be the first handsets to run Google’s new Android Oreo update.
As a current Pixel user, I cannot wait to see what Google comes to the party with later this year.