Now that Android Oreo is official, all eyes are on Google to unveil the second generation Pixel smartphones. Well, if a recent leak is to be believed, the new Pixel phones will be introduced on 5 October; they will supposedly come with Qualcomm’s new flagship chipsets too.
This launch date was revealed by Evan Blass, one of the most prominent leakers in the mobile industry. According to Blass, the new Pixel phones will also be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 chipsets. It’s a rather interesting revelation given that the SoC in question has not even been announced yet.
Google's second-generation Pixel handsets, powered by Snapdragon 836 SoC's, will be unveiled on October 5th.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 24, 2017
Of course, the most interesting detail revealed by Blass is the fact that this year’s iteration of the Pixel smartphones will be revealed on 5 October. In retrospect, the first generation Pixels were introduced around the same time last year, which gives further credibility to Blass’ claim.
Unlike 2016 iterations of the devices, the upcoming Pixel smartphones will differ quite a bit in terms of design. The smaller Pixel 2 will supposedly sport a rather conventional design, while the Pixel 2 XL is said to feature a sleeker, almost bezel-less display. Aside from that, both smartphones will allegedly come with pressure-sensitive frames too; much like the HTC U11.
Although Blass has proven himself to be very reliable when it comes to leaks, there’s always a chance the Pixel phones will be announced on a different date. Nonetheless, we’ll definitely mark 5 October on our calendar.
(Source: Twitter (Evan Blass))