Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL Leak Rundown Before Launch Event

Audrey Hill
October 4, 2017

Google's presentation kicks off at 9 a.m. PT/12 p.m. ET, with CNET's preshow starting 30 minutes early. The industry are expecting to see Google reveal two new handsets that will directly repace Google's existing smartphone lineup: a smaller Pixel 2, and its larger sibling Pixel 2 XL.

Design-wise, Google Home Mini is expected to compete with the likes of Amazon's Echo Dot, which is a part of the company's existing line-up of Echo smart speakers. However, during an earnings call this past June, CFO Ruth Porat said that hardware - especially Google Home and WiFi - would be a major source of revenue in the future.

There are also rumors that the search mammoth will completely ditch the audio jack port in favor and to take advantage of the USB-C technology.

A leaked images also shows that the Pixel 2 will keep its thick bezels at the top and bottom of the device whilst the Pixel 2 XL appears to have an nearly edge-to-edge screen.

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To recap, the Pixel 2 duo is expected come powered by the state-of-the-art Snapdragon 835 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 64GB / 128GB of storage, 12MP primary camera and Android Oreo out of the box.

"Get hands-free help in any room with Google Home Mini".

The listing was created by reseller Synnex, and has details about the new Chromebook Pixel as well as the Clips. The Google Assistant-powered speaker was listed for pre-order at $49 and is expected to arrive on October 19. The Pixelbook itself is rumored to have a huge price tag that starts at $1,199 and ranges up to $1,749 for the 512GB model.

Another leaked consumer electronic product is the new Daydream VR headset. The device is expected to be unveiled on Wednesday at a press event in San Francisco, and it seems someone at Walmart jumped the gun.

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