Google Pixel 2 Phones to Come with IP68 Certification, Codenamed Walleye and Muskie

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We have a new rumor doing rounds claiming that the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 are already under development with codenames Walleye and Muskie.

Google seems to love fish a lot and this can be seen in the new choice of codenames for the Pixel and Pixel 2 phones. Where the former came in with codenames Sailfish and Marlin, the latter is rumored to have taken the same fish direction with Walleye and Muskie.

At the moment, we can’t say a lot about the rumored Google Pixel 2 phones, however, the tech giant has previously confirmed that the phones will remain as premium as possible, which means you can expect the same quality (or much better) as what you got with the original Pixels. This also means that the 2017 Google Pixel 2 will probably be as costly as the likes of Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6 and iPhone 8, just to name but a few.

Google Pixel 2

We’ve seen several concept renders about the Google Pixel 2 phones and apparently, most of them seem to be pointing towards a number of common specs and features for the phones. These include thinner bezels on all four sides, a better camera, probably with OIS this time around, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC or a revised version of the same, just like last year’s models as well as IP68 dust and water resistance.

There’s talk of Google planning to ditch the 3.5mm audio jack on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones, but just like the rest of the reports about the phone, this one is based on rumors. As for the codenames, there’s some truth in them thanks to the fact that they appeared on the official Android Open Source Project gerrit, just like it happened with last year’s codenames.

Source: Android Police

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