The next-gen Google Pixel smartphones will be launched on October 4th, just a day before rumors predicted, according a new Google YouTube video. The company not revealed any details about it yet, but has made some pretty bold promises. It implies that the new models will have a better battery, more storage and a better camera than other models. It has even suggested that it will “understand you,” no doubt a reference to Google Assistant.
According various reports from Android Police, Evan Blass, HTC itself (via the FCC) and others, the phones will pack either a shiny new Snapdragon 836 or 835 processor (XDA Developers cast the idea of a supposed Snapdragon 836 in doubt), squeeze controls, a 1,440P screen, 4GB RAM and 128GB storage. HTC will supposedly build the smaller Pixel model, while LG will build the 6-inch AMOLED XL variant. Judging by the photos above, if real, the latter models isn’t exactly an exercise in fancy design, but it’s by no means ugly, either. Supposedly, the models won’t have a headphone jack.