Google May Launch Pixel 2 on October 4

Google is replacing defective Nexus 6P units with Pixel XLs, but only in North America

But for Pixel 2 company has no plans. We'll be covering the event as it happens right here at SlashGear, so stay tuned for more.

Nonetheless, this replacement offer is valid for consumers who have purchased their Nexus 6P from the Google Store. What's interesting is that the Pixel and Pixel XL were actually revealed on October 4, 2016, which means their successors might make their debut exactly one year later. And now Google has confirmed that October 4 is going to be the big day this year. Google's marketing campaign comes after Apple revealed the iPhone X and iPhone 8 devices this week.

One of the more controversial likelihoods for the Pixel 2 is that Google could ditch the 3.5-mm headphone jack, a decision that seems to be increasingly common in newer smartphones.

Earlier reports had suggested an October 5 launch date for Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL and a Snapdragon 836 chipset to power the device.




It's pretty clear Google is teasing a Pixel launch; the teaser site is housed on madeby.google.com, which highlights the current Pixel lineup, as well as other Google-branded devices, like Google Home, Wifi, and Chromecast. Rumor also had it that the Google Pixel 2 will feature Active Edge, something similar to the Edge Sense feature of the HTC U11. The smaller Pixel 2 is expected to be another HTC device, and LG will produce the larger XL device.

This could mean that either the new Pixel phones would release with the Snapdragon 840/845 processor or could come with the Snapdragon 835 processor like the rest of the flagship phones this year. It means we are only about three weeks away from getting our first official look at the Pixel 2. The G011C is what lends itself to being a Pixel XL 2.

In the recent months, Google has been rumored to be working with LG to launch the upcoming Pixel 2 lineup, which will also feature Pixel 2 XL.

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