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Google Pixel 2 XL won’t launch before the iPhone X, says report

by Brandon Russell | October 2, 2017October 2, 2017 4:30 pm EST

Among a flurry of leaked images of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, VentureBeat has released a report that claims to reveal when each device will launch. If you’re waiting to get your hands on the Pixel 2 XL, your patience might be tested.

The Pixel 2, the smaller of the two handsets, will reportedly be available starting October 19, two weeks after the device is unveiled. VentureBeat claims the Pixel 2 XL will launch even later, perhaps as late as November 15.

If true, that means Google’s new flagship, which reports claim will be nearly $1,000, will launch after the iPhone X is released. That’ll be a huge obstacle to overcome considering Google has its sights set on Apple’s lineup of mobile devices.

Last year, Google released both devices on the same day; it’s unclear why the Pixel 2 XL might come to market later, though it could have to do with the larger display, which pictures suggest will feature curved corners and an 18:9 aspect ratio.

You’d think Google would want to release its premium flagship before the highly anticipated iPhone X launches, but perhaps the search giant can’t make enough units for an October launch.

We know pretty much everything about Google’s new smartphones. Now, it’s just a matter of Google confirming what we’ve heard at its October 4 event. We’ll be there to bring you all the news.


Brandon Russell

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