The smartphone flagship competition was tight towards the end of 2016, but it could even be a lot tougher this time around, especially if the latest developments about the Google Pixel 2 remain to be true.
It is true the phone is still months away, with the expected launch possibly set to happen in Q4 2017, however, rumors of the Google Pixel successor have already started taking shape. The debuting Google Pixel and Pixel XL that some saw as a gamble have managed to turn around the tables, ending up to be a massive success for the tech giant.
Despite the good start to life, the two phones are set to receive some impressive upgrades when the Google Pixel 2 comes to life. One area to start with will be the display quality of the standard model, where the tech giant is rumored to be working on at least QHD resolutions for both models as it looks to tighten its grip on Daydream VR platform. We’ve already seen the Sony Xperia XZ Premium take this to the next level, coming in with a UHD resolution, but the phone won’t be available until somewhere in H2 2017.
Another major update that the Google Pixel 2 will come in with will revolve around the design. From our side of the table, the Google Pixel and Pixel XL lacked spark when it comes to design. Look at the massive bezels on the top and bottom of the phone and the strange metal and glass combination on the back. It gets even worse to know that there’s no any form of dust and water resistance on the Pixel phones, something that meant that the design of these phones was not the best in the market.
However, with the 2017 Google Pixel 2 phone, reports claim that the search engine giant has plans to take after the likes of LG G6 and Galaxy S8 in massively reducing the bezels on the top and bottom, but it might be too early to start hoping for a curved edge panel. The design is said to be a more refined one and definitely worthy of the phone’s expected asking price of more than $650. This will also mean buyers of the phone get at least IP67 dust and water resistance, similar to what the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are currently equipped with.
Be warned that these are just rumors and speculations, but many would still love to have the said upgrades on the Google Pixel 2 when it is finally released. Don’t you? Let us know in the comments below.