Since the past a few months Google has been rumored to launch three smartphones named as Pixel 2, Pixel XL 2 and Pixel XXL 2. The three of the smartphones carry codenames Walleye, Muskie, and Taimen and were said to vary in sizes, as the name suggests.
According to the information received, the two of the three are speculated to be successor phones for Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 and the third one is said to be the larger phone, considerably rumored as a brand new tablet. However, referring to the reports coming in from Android Police, the Google has dropped the idea of one of the model and will launch only two of them. Reports suggest that the Pixel XL 2 codenamed ‘Muskie’ has now been canceled from the second generation Pixel lineup for this year.
So, now it can be stated that if the reports turned out to be true then we are going to be left with only two smartphones, Pixel 2 codenamed ‘Walleye’ and the Pixel XL 2 which will probably now be taken over by ‘Taimen’. Originally, Google Pixel XXL 2 was to go with the codename ‘Taimen’ and was supposed to be the biggest of the three.
Taking into consideration the screen size of ‘Taimen’, as such no words have been detailed down as yet but the expectations propose that it may exceed the already existing 5.5 inches display screen of Pixel XL.
Just a few days ago, the Pixel XL 2 showed up on the GFXBench benchmarking platform showing us some of the leaked features of the device.
Google Pixel XL 2 – Leaked Features and Specifications:
- Display: The phone features 5.6-inches display that supports a QHD resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels.
- Processor: Google Pixel XL 2 runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 SoC clocked at 2.35GHz.
- Software: On the software front, the smartphone will run on the latest Android O out-of-the-box.
- Memory and Storage: The phone will come with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
- Camera: In terms of photography, the Google Pixel XL 2 supports a 12-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera.
As for Pixel 2 smartphone, rumors claimed it to be seen with thinner side bezels with metal and glass body on its rear and a fingerprint sensor. The Phone is said to come with dual camera setup with 16 MP and 8 MP at its rear.
Coming back to the cancellation of ‘Muskie’, the reason behind this has not been known to public. However, it has been suggested that as the recently released smartphones Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus supports larger screens with 5.8 inches and 6.2 inches respectively, Google may have decided to come up with a large display smartphone rather than a phone with 5.5 inches screen under the head of ‘XL’.
As there have not been any reports related to delay in the launch of the smartphones, then we can expect to have a good live feel of the Google’s smartphone in October this year.