Google is reportedly working on the next-generation of its flagship device probably named as Pixel 2. After some leaked renders hit the internet by storm earlier, latest leaks suggest that the smartphones will come with improved camera performance, faster processor and will be priced higher than its predecessor.
According to a report by 9to5Google, the Pixel 2 is reported to come with an even better camera than the original, with Google ‘aiming to master low light photography with the next-generation device’. This makes sense, as Google has advertised the camera on the Google Pixel quite heavily and the company would try and make the camera even better for the upcoming device. The report further adds waterproofing for next device is “still on the table”, meaning that the company is still in doubts to add this feature or not.
The company is also said to be working on different prototypes “some with Snapdragon 83X chips, others with Intel chips.” The report further adds that the Pixel 2 will at least get a $50 price hike as compared to its predecessor.
Interestingly, the company is also touted to be working on affordable variant dubbed as Pixel 2B as well. The phone is reported to be significantly cheaper than the flagship device and might be launched either “alongside or shortly after Pixel 2”. The Pixel 2B would sport a less powerful hardware and would be “aimed at different markets,” the report further highlights. The company is said to bring the “Google experience and the Google Phone to emerging markets,” which simply implies that the cheaper model will be targeted at the emerging markets only. After launching both the offerings at a higher price last year, Google seems to have come back to square one following the same pattern as we saw with the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P.