Pixel 2 Launching Oct 19th, Pixel 2 XL on Nov 15th

Pixel 2 Launching Oct 19th, Pixel 2 XL on Nov 15th

Newly leaked images have provided the clearest look at Google's new smartphones we've had so far.

Moreover, the market is already overflowing with dual camera phones but both of the Pixel phones are expected to come with a single camera. There will be stereo front-facing speakers on this device.

On October 4, Google will host their second hardware event which would serve as the launchpad for the second-gen Pixel phones and other "Made by Google" devices which might include a smaller Google Home.

The 5-inch Pixel 2 will reportedly have the standard 16:9 aspect ratio you'd find in some of the older smartphones out there.

Though Google hasn't confirmed anything yet, a series of leaks and rumours over the last few weeks has given us a fair idea of what to expect from the new phones. The new Pixel launcher seems to place the Google Search bar at the bottom of the display, while calendar and weather information appears at the top. Here are images of the Pixel 2 (see photo below) and Pixel 2 XL (see photo above) made by HTC and LG. That said, you might now have to be anxious about how many you'll be pressing the search bar instead of navigation keys. However, the phones have been leaked prior to their public unveiling, thanks to popular tipster Evan Blass. Google is not going with a dual camera setup in both the smartphones, instead, the company will be adding some special modes such as Portrait mode to achieve bokeh effect in the images with software processing. The two images depict a display style similar to the one found on the Samsung Galaxy S8, with rounded corners and thin bezels on both sides, with slightly thicker bezels at the top and bottom of the device.

Google is expected to launch the Pixel 2 on October 19th and the Pixel 2 XL on November 15th, with pre-orders coming before those dates. It will be available starting $649 for 64GB of storage while the 128GB variant would cost $749.