NEW DELHI: There seems to be no stopping of leaks and rumours around Google’supcoming Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 smartphones. Having already seen its fair share of leaks, a new report now suggests that the smartphones will be the first to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 836 processor.
According to a report by Android Headlines, Google’s upcoming flagships will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 processor, which will be quite similar to the Snapdragon 835 but will have quite higher CPU and GPU clock speed as compared to 835. This means that the processor will be energy efficient and quite stronger as compared to 835.
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According to the report, Pixel 2, codenamed ‘Walleye,’ will retain the 4.97-inch Full-HD display from the original Pixel. It is supposed to be powered by the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 processor with 4GB of RAM. However, internal storage could be bumped to 64GB in the base model.
The 3.5mm headphone jack won’t be present in the Google Pixel 2. This, in all likelihood, will make the smartphone thinner.
The bigger Pixel XL 2, codenamed ‘Taimen,’ will be the more premium variant of the two smartphones and have an LG-made 5.99-inch OLED QuadHD (1440×2560 pixels) display. While the screen resolution remains the same as the Pixel XL, the XL 2’s screen size will be 0.5-inch more.
The rumoured Pixel XL 2 with OLED panel could have a more saturated display for better colour vibrancy. As reported by The Investors website, Google recently offered to invest $880 million in LG’s display-making division – LG Display. The report further added that Google wants to secure LG OLED panels for its 2017 Pixel smartphones.