Google Pixel 2 Launch

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Both handset phones sound like they should be exciting and should compete with the likes of Apple's iPhone 8 and Samsung's Galaxy S8 and Note 8.

Pixel 2 is expected to come out into the markets on the 19th of October.

"What's wrong with my phone's battery?" is the first question in Google's teaser, which lists an array of problems that the company apparently wants to fix. The Pixel 2 XL appears to be sporting the same bezel-less display on the front with rounded edges as was found on the LG G6 (review). In case you are not able to attend the event in person, here is how you can watch the Pixel launch live stream.

And finally, Google may have a few surprises up its sleeve for the October 4th event.

Capturing the attention of shoppers isn't a problem just for Google but for all smartphone makers - especially makers of Android phones, noted Bob O'Donnell, chief analyst at Technalysis Research.

The launch comes as Apple recently launched its trio of 2017 flagships. Under the hood, it will carry Snapdragon 835 with a pair of dual stereo speakers and a 12MP rear camera and an 8MP front shooter. From two new phones, a new Pixelbook running the Chrome OS, another Google Home and potentially Android 8.1 Oreo. Pricing has been reported at US$649 (64 GB) and $749 (128 GB) for the Pixel 2. The Pixel 2 will feature a regular display with thick bezels, while the Pixel 2 XL will offer a almost bezel-free display. Reports have also said the Pixel 2 XL with the 18:9 aspect ratio might go on sale only in November.

Back to the price though. However, if we've learnt anything from currency conversions, is that the GBP price equals the Dollars.

A leaked images also shows that the Pixel 2 will keep its thick bezels at the top and bottom of the device whilst the Pixel 2 XL appears to have an nearly edge-to-edge screen. There's no word yet on United Kingdom pricing details. Google has already started advertising for the Pixel 2 series in India. Tech enthusiasts will remember that in 2013 and 2015, Google had then unveiled slightly larger Chromebooks which measured 12.85 inches and has a screen resolution of 2560 x 1700 pixels. Critics and reviewers will perhaps hail the Pixel 2's camera as the best and the Android optimisation will be considered stellar. This year, we're treated to a huge 6in display - up from the 5.5in display on its predecessor - with minimal bezels. It certainly seems like these are going to be the future.

Google will show off a completely different side to the Chromebook tonight by unveiling the Pixelbook, an expensive, high-end laptop that can also be used as a tablet.

I'll be updating this piece as and when new details emerge, and with my first impressions of the Pixelbook, so keep checking back for more as Google's big unveil unfolds later on.

- Both the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL will have water and dust-poof design.

And, there's no headphone jack - just like last year's iPhone 7.

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