Google has begun teasing the launch of the Pixel 2, not that anyone is really surprised at the date. Rumours had already suggested that the big announcement would take place on 4 October, which has now been confirmed.
There is little that we don’t know about Google’s next flagship device. It’ll likely be manufactured by two companies, with HTC handling the smaller of the two and LG working on the supposed Pixel XL. Both are expected to receive squeeze controls, 4GB RAM, and 128GB storage.
Still, there are some questions about the potential processor of the Pixel 2. Rumours are split between the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and the Snapdragon 836. Nobody has seen anything remotely resembling a Snapdragon 836 until now, and XDA Developers has doubts that the chip even exists. Still, Google may have just enough pull to get a custom Qualcomm mobile platform.
Google’s teasers don’t actually share anything about the Pixel 2. The video shows a bunch of search queries ranging from “why is my phone always out of storage?” to “why is my phone dumb?”. We’re inclined to believe that the killer app for the announcement is going to be more improvements to the Google Assistant.