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Pixel 2 'walleye' and 'taimen' Specifications Revealed


26/06/2017: More rumours have surfaced for the upcoming Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones, courtesy of a XDA-Developers source "familiar with the matter that spent time with at least one of these phones".

Taimen, the device that will likely succeed the Pixel XL, will feature a 5.99-inch screen with 1440p OLED panel sourced from LG (according to Android Police, Google had planned to release three Pixel smartphones this year, but had scrapped one of them, "Muskie", partway through development). Apparently, the latter definitely lacks a headphone jack. The report claims that the Pixel 2 will sport a 4.97-inch display and 64GB of internal storage. The device will indeed pack the expected Snapdragon 835 processor alongside 4GB of RAM. Stay tuned for more info.

Last year's Google Pixel smartphones were widely appreciated for their optimised software, great cameras and good performance.

In 2016, Pixel were codenamed as Sailfish (Pixel) and Marlin (Pixel XL). This news aligns quite well with a previous report that Google has invested a significant sum into LG's mobile display development business. It will arrive with a massive 128GB of onboard storage but it is unknown at this time whether there will be other options available.


Google's Pixel and Pixel XL phones are two of the best Android phones you can buy at the moment.

Earlier this June, benchmarks revealed the potential core specs of Google's highly anticipated Pixel XL 2, code-named "Taimen".

The "Walleye" is believed to be the smaller version of the Google Pixel 2 as it will don a 5-inch display at 1080p. Today, the specs of "walleye" and "taimen", codenames of Pixel 2 and Pixel XL2, respectively has been leaked. As soon as we have new information regarding the smartphones we will let you know.

The Walleye phone will be the follow up to the regular Pixel from a year ago. Like the PIxel XL 2, the non-XL model will be powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor, so it should stand up well to the competition in the general goal computing as well as gaming and graphics. It is possible for the smartphone to have more storage variants. Rumors have it that it will, in order for Google to compete with other major smartphone making companies such as Samsung and Apple. In addition, upcoming Pixel flagships are said to feature 4K UHD Premium Foveated Rendering, 10-bit 4K @60fps display capabilities, along with Q-SYNC for running high-end VR applications.

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