Most major smartphone manufacturers will launch a new flagship smartphone every year and it looks like the same theory applies for Google too. The company recently confirmed that they would launch a Pixel smartphone in 2017.
In an interview with AndroidPit, the senior vice president of hardware at Google, Rick Osterloh, said that the Pixel would be getting a follow-up this year. Osterloh told AndroidPit. “there is an annual rhythm in the industry. So, you can count on us to follow it. You can count on a successor this year, even if you don’t hear a date from me now.”
Sadly, Rick Osterloh did not mention anything about the device. All he’s saying is that the next generation Pixel smartphone will be launched in 2017, and that it will stay as a premium device. If you are hoping for Google to launch a budget smartphone, don’t get your hopes up too high. Osterloh also said that they do not have any plans to make a cheap Pixel, and they will leave the lower price segments to other manufacturers.
The original Google Pixel smartphone was officially unveiled last October. There are two variants – the Pixel and Pixel XL. The former is smaller, with a 5” 1080p display, while the Pixel XL is a larger and more premium version, featuring a 5.5” 1440 AMOLED display. Both are powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor paired with 4GB of RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage.
Google did not say anything about the hardware on the 2017 Pixel smartphone, but since it will be staying premium, it should pack the latest specs available in the market. Are you excited to see what Google has to offer?