Google Pixel 2 smartphones codenames revealed

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Hopefully, the company won't make the same mistake with Android O. But not content with having competition anywhere, Google outdid each and every example so far with its latest campaign, which asks people to submit their photos on the off chance they might get added to Chromecast's Backdrop pool of images. As soon as we have new information regarding the smartphones we will let you know.

The new details presented by the leak were published by XDA-Developers, who claim that their source is reliable and that the new information presents near finalized specifications for the upcoming two models. Since the successful release of the Samsung Galaxy S8, a compact smartphone with a 5.8-inch display, however, Google has been reported to have discarded its plans for a 5.5-inch Pixel 2 model, focusing instead on the smallest and the largest iterations of the upcoming flagship. The effective screen size will be 5.99 inches. According to reports, only the Google Pixel XL 2 will keep the headphone jack. The smartphone will come with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor and have up to 128GB of storage and 4GB of RAM. Storage-wise, the device is said to have 64GB of default storage capacity. Earlier it was rumoured that Google was working on three new Pixel devices codenamed Taimen, Muskie and Walleye. The Pixel 2 is expected to sport a 4.97-inch FHD display on the front and the specs sheet suggests that rest of the hardware is going to be identical to the one found on the larger variant. However there seems to be very little indication as to what the third codename could relate to. The phone will not have a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Outside of that, your guess is as good as ours.

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Apparently, LG and HTC are in the race to manufacture this year's Pixel phones and the bigger Pixel is said to be an LG device. Google is hiding their smartphones' specs for a while.

In 2016, Pixel were codenamed as Sailfish (Pixel) and Marlin (Pixel XL). Google didn't do that with Android 7.0 Nougat previous year, and that caused quite a stir within the Android community. It will be powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor paired with 4GB RAM. He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. However, the glass window is located near the top this time around, and it no longer encloses a fingerprint scanner. That might change in the worst possible way with the Pixel 2 line.

With each passing day, we are moving closer and closer to the official release of Google's highly anticipated Pixel 2 and Pixel 2XL.