Apple may have stolen the thunder with the iPhone X announcement, but Google certainly knows how to bring itself back into the limelight. According to a billboard set by Google in Boston, the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 may launch on October 4. The said billboard has only five words written on top, β€œAsk more of your phone,” along with the G logo and the date October 4. The Pixel Phones will compete with Samsung Galaxy S8, iPhone 8 and iPhone X. We are more than happy, for we have to wait less than a month to see who will have the last laugh.

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 Specs

To start with, the Google Pixel XL 2 will be LG made. As far as specs are concerned, here’s what we know –

The two phones by Google are codenamed Taimen and Walleye. The Taimen is the bigger phone, while the Walleye is the smaller one. Earlier, there was also a Muskie with a big screen, which Google cancelled in favour of Taimen.

Google Pixel XL 2

The two Pixel phones by Google are codenamed Taimen and Walleye.

The Taimen will have a ginormous 6-inch screen. It might closely resemble the LG V30, which also happens to have a 6-inch OLED screen. For all we know, the Taimen will be the Pixel XL 2.

The Pixel 2 AKA Walleye will have a 5-inch screen. It will be manufactured by HTC and might closely resemble the HTC U11.

There isn’t much difference between the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2. It is widely rumoured that the phones will come with stereo speakers. The Smartphones will be decked with a metal frame that will support the squeezable gesture. It is the same feature that can be found on HTC U11. In addition, it will sport an all metal-and-glass design.

Google Pixel 2 Pixel XL 2

The smartphones will be decked with a metal frame that will support the squeezable gesture.

Pixel Phones Hardware

Both the Pixel phones will come with 4GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. Each one will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835; and will be water and dust resistant. On the rear will be a 12-megapixel camera, with a large image sensor, although it lacks the dual-camera system. It is also rumoured that Google is planning to get rid of the 3.5mm headphone jack and will opt for Type-C port.

When the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 hit the market, it will compete directly against the Galaxy S8, LG V30, iPhone 8 and the iPhone X. To compete against the Apple’s latest iPhone 8 and iPhone X, Google will need to add better AR capabilities and apps to its ecosystem.