Google confirms Pixel 2 announcement
As we enter the middle of September, we have seen just about every 2017 smartphone unveiled. Except for a new iteration of Pixel by Google, but that will soon change. A picture of a new billboard that was put up by Google somewhere in Boston suggests that an announcement is near.
The billboard says "Ask more of your phone," with Google's iconic 'G' logo below that and an October 4th date on the very bottom. In addition, Google also released a teaser site which asks the question "thinking about changing?" The site follows the question up by telling visitors to "stay tuned for more on October 4th."
On top of the billboard and the new teaser site, Google also released a teaser trailer. The trailer, which is on the bottom of this page, goes on to show questions being asked about someone's smartphone using Google's search engine. After all the questions are typed out in the search bar, Google responds with "funny you should ask," and then shows off an October 4th date.
This October 4th date will mark one year since Google took the wraps off their Pixel smartphones and will be the date they announce their successors. Google is expected to announce two new smartphones, which is expected to be the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL.
It is rumored that the Pixel 2 will look similar to its predecessor, but according to a leaked photo back in July, the Pixel 2 XL is expected to be completely redesigned and have very minimal bezels with a larger screen. Some features that are expected include: wireless charging, an IP68 water-resistant rating, and a squeezable frame which allows you to interact with the handset in certain ways.
If you're not teased enough, why not go back to July and check out the leaked 3D renders of the upcoming Google smartphones? The teasing ends on October 4th and it cannot get here sooner!