Google plans to show off the successor to its flagship Pixel smartphones early in August, an informed source says.
(CCM) — Google is on course to throw the wraps off the next version of its flagship Pixel Android smartphone in less than two weeks. That's according to mobile reporter Evan Blass, a well-sourced and prolific leaker of new product information.
Blass, or "@evleaks" as he is known on Twitter, tweeted a few nuggets of information about the new handset yesterday. "Google's second-generation Pixel handsets, powered by Snapdragon 836 SoC's, will be unveiled on October 5th," he said in the tweet.
If Blass is correct, the new phone will be released exactly a year and a day after the original Pixel and Pixel XL were launched. It appears that it will be using a slightly more advanced or optimized version of the Snapdragon 835 chip, which is commonly used in high-end smartphones. The original Pixels used a Snapdragon 821 chip, which was slightly more advanced than the 820 chip commonly used by other vendors at the time.
The original Pixels were characterised by very short supply and were completely unavailable in many developed countries around the world. It is not yet know if Google plans to boost production numbers for the new device to make it more easily available.
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