Google Pixel lineup, which debuted last year didn’t quite shake the world with its average design and irregular hits here and there. However, the US-based multinational is reportedly planning to introduced curved OLED displays to its next generation of Pixel devices. After LG, Samsung and probably Apple, Google might bag in some of the OLEDs for Pixel 2. As per a report, the company is planning to invest about $900 million for procuring flexible OLED displays from LG Display. However, if this comes out to be true, Google will not be able to extract enough OLED panels anytime before the third quarter.
We are not really sure if the Pixel 2 will come with curved OLED display like that in the Galaxy S8 or simply an edge-to-edge display similar to what we saw on the LG G6. We do expect an OLED panel nevertheless as the original Pixel and Pixel XL featured AMOLED panels.
With Samsung being the leader in OLED panels, Apple and Google are likely to bump up its display game by introducing OLED panels. Further, curved OLED displays are as beautiful as it gets but it is too early to comment on the possibility of a curved OLED display on the Pixel 2.
Meanwhile, we are pretty sure that Google is, in fact, working on Google Pixel 2. After confirming the Pixel 2 during the round table conference at the MWC 2017, the company has accidentally confirmed the upcoming Pixel smartphones. As per a report by Android Police Google’s automated update bot, Treehugger accidentally confirmed the codenames of the upcoming flagship devices from Google which are Muskie and Walleye. Going by the pattern, these devices are, perhaps, Pixel 2 lineup of smartphones given Google’s habit of code naming their flagship devices with fish names hinting the size of the device.
Hitting the specifications department, the upcoming Pixel lineup of smartphones will be powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 chipset. Some reports suggest that Google might skip the 3.5 mm headphone jack and apart from this, the search engine giant is expected to improve in terms of camera and design.