Info on Google Pixel 2 published ahead of launch

Google Pixel smartphoneThe Pixel 2 is set to be Google’s second own-brand smartphone of the post Nexus era when it arrives later this year. And the alleged specifications of the as yet unreleased device have appeared online via benchmarking site, Geekbench, according to PocketNow.

Unsurprisingly, the Pixel 2 looks set to combine the Snapdragon 835 chipset with a solid 4GB of RAM, giving it similar levels of power to Samsung’s recently released Galaxy S8. This is good news, although since the handset is not set to arrive until the second half of the year, it will seem less cutting edge by comparison with other devices that are introduced in the interim.

Insiders have already claimed that Google is going to expand the Pixel range even further this year, with a true phablet version expected to touch down alongside the standard Pixel 2 and the larger Pixel 2 XL.

Rumours of a model with a curved display have emerged, although even with different screen sizes and shapes it is almost certain that the same processor and RAM combo will be found under the skin of all three. Google will be hoping to gain traction with this iPhone-rivalling range in 2017.