After Samsung launched its Galaxy Note 8 and rival Apple unveiled the new iPhone X and iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, it's time for Google to announce the Pixel 2 on October 4, according to its "Made By Google" website.
However, the date of announcement is exactly one year from when Google announced its first premium smartphones, the Pixel and Pixel XL.
Apart from the announcement date, Google is only teasing new features with billboards that have been spotted Boston (via a tip from Droid-Life) and a video posted to its YouTube channel.
The billboard simple says "Ask more of your phone," suggesting the Pixel 2 could have smarter Google Assistant integration. Google has designed the Pixels, but HTC manufactured them, Google is still crafting them, but LG's reportedly been tapped to build the phones.
The body of Pixle is reportedly made of aluminum and the glass panel on the back that previously extended to cover the backside fingerprint sensor is said to be smaller.
Also, the fingerprint sensor is expected to remain on the back and there will definitely be a USB-C port for charging.
According to latest report, the Pixel 2 will not be having headphone jack.
The billboard simple says "Ask more of your phone," suggesting the Pixel 2 could have smarter Google Assistant integration.
As for the video teasing the Oct. 4 announcement, it's a series of questions that hint at some of the problems the Pixel 2 will likely solve: battery life, storage, blurry photos, AI, automatic updates, slowness (performance), heat, durability, etc.
Our favorites: "Why is my smartphone so dumb/cruel/impersonal?" That's a good question and Google had better have an answer for why our phones are so cruel. Like, my iPhone 7, just hates me. But maybe the Pixel 2 will actually return all the tender, love, and care I give it..
Reports claim that the Pixel starts at $650 and the Pixel XL at $770, each with 32GB of storage. We'd love to see the Pixel 2 start with roughly the same pricing, but don't be surprised if prices go up a bit if the phone has more storage and an edge-to-edge displa
Boston billboard suggests Google phone event on October 4 - https://t.co/wX8vWYkqn2— Droid Life (@droid_life) September 14, 2017