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Google can’t wait to announce the Pixel 2

by Justin Herrick | September 18, 2017September 18, 2017 9:00 am PDT

We’re still more than two weeks away from anything becoming official, but Google is getting really excited about announcing the Pixel 2 next month. A live-stream for the October 4 event is already up on YouTube. It was only last week when Google sent out invites for the launch.

Now the company is preparing itself for the big day by getting the live-stream online weeks in advance.

Here it is:

All you can see is Google teasing “a few new things.” Aside from two new phones made by LG and HTC, the company is expected to announce a smaller Google Home and a new Chromebook. There could be surprises, too. But the focus will, of course, be on the Pixel 2.

Both models should have the same specifications for the most part. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 and improved cameras will be identical for the devices known internally as Taimen and Walleye. The differences between the two will be in design, size, and battery life. Although the size and battery life differences are similar to 2016’s Pixel, the design will be a change for the second year. Google is giving the larger model, made by LG, an all-screen front. HTC’s smaller model is going to have noticeable bezels like last year’s phones. So it won’t quite be like 2016 where the Pixel and Pixel XL looked the same. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are going to look completely different.

Be sure to stick with TechnoBuffalo for live coverage from San Francisco to see what Google announces alongside the Pixel 2. The event starts at 12:00PM ET on Wednesday, October 4.

Justin Herrick

Justin is easily attracted to power buttons. His interest in technology started as a child in the 1990s with the original PlayStation, and two...

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