Google Pixel 2017 phones launch is nearing. Although the California major hasn’t confirmed the launch date yet, it is rumoured that the company may announce at the same time as last year’s Pixel phone. This means Google is expected to unveil the Pixel phones 2017 aka Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2, also codename Muskie and Taimen sometime between September – October. Amidst all the assumptions, Evan Blass, who’s quite accurate with his leaks

Google's second-generation Pixel handsets, powered by Snapdragon 836 SoC's, will be unveiled on October 5th.

&mdash; Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 24, 2017” target=”_blank”>claims</a> that Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 will be launching on October 5.

Evan Blass took to twitter to post this. There seems to be no if’s or but’s. He seems to be pretty confident with his claim. He posts: “Google’s second-generation Pixel handsets, powered by Snapdragon 836 SoC’s, will be unveiled on October 5th.”

Going by Blass’ tweet – which is usually accurate, Google will be announcing it’s this year’s Pixel phones on October 5. The tweet also highlights both the Pixel phones – Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 836 processor. That being the case, Pixel phones 2017 will become the first phones to be backed by the latest chipsets. This shuts all rumours that said Pixel 2 and XL 2 will be powered by Snapdragon 835. Blass doesn’t reveal any further details about the devices apart from launch date and the processor it will be running on.

Ahead of the launch, the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 aka Muskie and Taimen have been subjected to several leaks and rumours already. Several purported images of the phones have also leaked online, giving a rough glimpse of how the phone may look like.

Also Read: Pixel 2, Pixel XL 2 leak shows single camera and stereo speakers in flagship Google phone

Going by all the rumours, Pixel XL 2 may come with an LG-made AMOLED 6-inch display with minimal bezels. Furthermore, the phone is also expected to come with wide speaker grille at the top, right next to the front facing camera. Apart from Pixel XL 2, Google is working on a smaller variant called the Pixel 2, aka Muskie.

A concept video that leaked months ago shows thinner bezels and dual cameras for Pixel 2. The leaked concept video further hints that the upcoming Google Pixel 2 will feature a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner which will be placed right below the dual rear camera set up. Not only that, the render also shows that there will be significant changes on the rear panel of the Pixel 2, when compared to its predecessor — Google Pixel. Pixel 2 is also tipped to feature mono-tone rear panel unlike the Google Pixel which is designed with duo-tone glass and metal on the back.

Both the phones are said to come with dual rear cameras, unlike its predecessor. While some reports claim that the phones may come with single camera like before. To recall, Google Pixel come with 12-megapixel sensor at the back, placed vertically and will be coupled with LED flash, which sits right next to the camera ring. While on the front, the handset features a 7-megapixel selfie snapper. The concept renders further show that the device will possibly ditch the 3.5 mm audio jack. It is further tipped that this year’s Pixel phones will come with stereo speakers. This is going to be a new feature for the Google phones.

It seems the upcoming Pixel phones — Taimen and Muskie will be manufactured by LG, unlike last year’s phone which was made by HTC.

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