Google Pixel 2 XL Expected to Hog the Spotlight at Upcoming Announcement Event

Google’s Pixel 2 event is almost upon us. The event will be held this Wednesday, on October 4th, where they will be revealing their upcoming projects. However, a lot of what they are going to reveal is already known, like a new Pixel smartphone with big upgrades and devices that look to greatly further Google’s hardware lineup.

Here’s what you can expect from Google when the hold their event in San Francisco:

Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

These smartphones will likely be the devices that fill the headlines and take the event’s spotlight. They're the follow-ups to last year's Pixel and Pixel-XL, Google’s first smartphones to be designed in-house.

Though both seem like they will be the showstoppers, the Pixel 2 XL seems like it will be the star of the two for a couple of reasons. The Pixel 2 XL will have some improvements over the smaller design, like a slimmer bezels. It’s also said it will have a QHD screen and both front and back cameras with optical image stabilization. Android Authority says that it will have an electronic sim slot, IP67 dust and water resistance and tough Gorilla Glass 5 for its display.

The Pixel 2 has a lot of the same specs, but reportedly will have a larger bezel and a FHD screen, instead of QHD. It’s also claimed that it won’t have the same wide color gamut as the Pixel 2 XL.

Google Home


On the Internet of Things front, it’s suspected that Google will release some updates for their voice assistance device, Google Home, which they released earlier in 2017.

There has been rumors that there could be a mini version of Google’s Home, possibly to compete with Amazon's Echo Dot. There’s also rumors that they could be revealing a larger, more premium version of Home.

Chromebook Luxe


This event could bring the return of Google’s Pixel Chromebook lineup. There’s talk that Google is working on a Pixelbook that’s priced more like entry-level MacBooks and has a stylus accessory.

It was leaked that the Pixelbook could have a flip-around screen to make it into a full tablet and that the pen may retail for $100 seperatly.

Daydream VR Update


Finally, rumors say that Google will be updating its Daydream VR headset with a few improvements, but those updates will give it a higher price tag as well. Those updates aren’t clear either.

There could be a lot more revealed that this event however; this is just what we know, or are pretty sure, Google will reveal.

The event will be held on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, In San Francisco.

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's managing editor.

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