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Watch Live: Google Pixel 2 event

By Julio Franco ยท 5 replies
Oct 4, 2017
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  1. Following the recent unveiling of the new iPhone 8 and X, Samsung’s Note 8, LG’s V30, and Andy Rubin's Essential phone, we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to picking a flagship. Today Google will be joining the pack with Pixel 2 handsets.

    The event is set to take place in San Francisco at 9am PT (12pm in NYC, 5pm in London) and you can watch the livestream right here. In addition to new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones, Google is expected to launch a new Daydream VR headset, a smaller Google Home speaker, and possibly a new Chromebook.

    Google has been teasing the release of their new phones with billboards that read “Ask more of your phone,” which could be referring to Google Assistant improvements. So far we've confirmed that the smaller Pixel 2, manufactured by newly-mint partner HTC, will have the same squeezable Active Edge sides found in the HTC U11. The feature is rumored to also be present in the LG-made Pixel 2 XL, which is said to be based on their V30 handset.

    Earlier this week photos of the Pixel 2 were leaked (above), which are expected to be very close to the finalized handset. Other expected specs include a Snapdragon 835 SoC, a curved QHD display with minimum bezels, base storage at 64 GB or 128 GB, dual speakers, no 3.5mm headphone jack, a single rear-lens camera and possibly front camera both with Optical Image Stabilization (the Pixel camera was considered best in class at release), a new generation fingerprint scanner, IP67 dust and water resistance, and an impressively large 3,520 mAh battery on the XL model.

    Another rumored feature is the inclusion of an E-SIM slot, which, if true, would allow users to connect to different networks without having to replace their SIM cards. I guess we'll find out soon enough.

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  2. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,219   +697

    Defintely hyped to watch an event of some phone being released.
     
  3. Jeff Schmidt

    Jeff Schmidt TS Enthusiast Posts: 55   +19

    Since "supposedly" all new phones will use project treble in Android 8.0. I wonder how long Google will provide updates for the pixel 2. Since the original pixel they said at least 2 years.
     
  4. dirtyferret

    dirtyferret TS Guru Posts: 297   +296

    Three years according to the Google store for pixel 2
     
  5. dirtyferret

    dirtyferret TS Guru Posts: 297   +296

    It's probably on YouTube so you can relive this day over and over and over and over and over
     
  6. Jeff Schmidt

    Jeff Schmidt TS Enthusiast Posts: 55   +19

    3 years, nice. That's one thing I hated about android. If you didn't buy your handset when it came out. You were severely limiting the amount of updates you would get.
     

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