Google is reportedly working on its next-generation Pixel devices dubbed at Pixel 2 that is expected to be unveiled later this 2017. According to a latest report, Google has once again puts its focus on the alleged Pixel 2's camera and people may also see an affordable Budget Pixel handset from the company this year.
According from a 9to5Google report, which came out this past week saying that a "Pixel 2″ is in the works, citing a "reliable" source and the major focus for the phone is the camera, which is getting a better handle on low-light photography. Report also claims that Google is considering including the water resistance feature to Google Pixel 2 smartphones, although said feature is still on the table. In 2016, Google had confessed that both the Pixel and Pixel XL were not at all water resistant.
Furthermore, the report by NDTV says that Google Pixel is being tested with improved processors that are apparently coming from two manufacturers. It is said that it will be displaying a higher price tag over the first Google Pixel launched. Particularly, the Pixel 2 is allegedly to be tested with some Snapdragon 83X chips while others are tested with Intel chips. The report also claims that Google is currently testing a custom chipset for a test device.
Google launched its first range of Pixel smartphones in 2016, with two high-end handsets i.e. 5-inch and 5.5-inch models featuring a stylish design, a super-fast latest-gen processor and a top-end camera, designed to get the best out of Android Nougat. At the time of launch, Pixel smartphones were positioned as direct rivals for the Samsung Galaxy S7 or Apple's iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, even though they only went on sale in selected countries. Google's Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones are right now available in the USA, Germany, Australia, Canada, UK and India.