#Google forayed into the smartphone market by introducing its high-end flagship smartphones, Pixel and Pixel XL towards the end of 2016. The smartphones did quite well and even managed to give big smartphone brands such as Apple and Samsung a run for its business. The search-giant earlier this year confirmed that they were working on successors to their Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones for launch towards the end of this year. If reports are believed to be true, then these devices will be called #Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 respectively. Google has hired both, HTC and LG as its manufacturing partners for this purpose. Unfortunately, the technology giant hasn’t provided any confirmation regarding the specifications in the upcoming device.

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Thanks to the leading rumors and speculations, the fans have an idea of what can be expected from Google this time around. Let’s take a look at the top rumors and speculations:

Release date and price

Google’s upcoming Pixel 2 and #Pixel XL 2 smartphones are expected to launch sometime in fall. The search giant is expected to follow its traditional launch-date that it reiterated in 2016. As can be recalled, Google took the wraps off its Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones in October last year. Similarly, the search-giant is expected to pull off the same deed this year as well. There is no word on the pricing front as yet.

Specifications of the device

According to the latest rumors, the upcoming Google Pixel 2 is expected to come packed with a 4.7-inch full-HD display. The Pixel XL 2, however, will sport a larger display.

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Apart from this, the upcoming Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 smartphones are expected to come powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 system-on-chip. On the storage front, the upcoming devices will most probably be offering 4GB of RAM bundled up with 64GB of internal storage. Additionally, the upcoming devices will probably be packed with two front-facing stereo speakers as well. Google is, however, expected to eliminate the 3.5mm headphone jack from its upcoming smartphones. Apart from this, the search-giant is heavily-speculated to follow LG’s, Huawei’s and OnePlus’ footsteps in terms of camera. In other words, there is a high possibility that the smartphone might come packed with a dual rear camera system. The smartphone will also possibly come with an IP68 rating. In other words, the smartphones will be dust and water resistant. Let’s see how far this information turns out to be true.