Google Pixel XL 2 manufactured by LG, to be announced October 4

Sep 15, 2017, 00:18

Until now that is. HTC will most likely manufacture the Google Pixel 2 and LG will deliver the Pixel XL 2. According to the report, there are arguments that the billboard may be referring to something else, but given that the Pixel launched at around the same time a year ago and that it is indeed referring to a phone, a Pixel 2 launch event is very likely.

Google has unexpectedly confirmed the launch date for the second models of its Pixel-branded smartphones.

Beyond the announcement date, Google is only teasing new features with billboards that have been spotted Boston (via a tip from Droid-Life) and a video posted to its YouTube channel. HTC has made Android phones from the very beginning, and it's the USA company's OEM manufacturer for its own Pixel and Pixel 2 devices. A smartphone with the ZNFG011C code name was found in FCC's listing, which was different from last year's Pixel XL codename.

It was first rumored that Google's next flagship devices will sport the Snapdragon 836 processor, according to well-known phone leaker Evan Blass. I'm not even sure if the Pixel 2 needs to have dual cameras, but now that Samsung, Apple, LG, Huawei, and others are all doing it, that would be nice, too. To compare, the smaller, Google Pixel 2 smartphone features the model number G011A.

On the specifications front, both the Pixel devices will not be featuring a dual camera setup, which is quite disappointing considering every major flagship device this year, comes with one. The larger Pixel 2 XL is reportedly being manufactured by LG Electronics and based on the LG V30, a handset deprived of bezels.

Those in Canada will get the 32GB version of the Pixel XL while those in the States will receive the 128GB variant. So, Google might be bringing in the Optical Image Stabilisation to the Pixel 2 and the Pixel XL 2 replacing the Electronic counterpart from past year.