+ Monday August 26th, 2019

The excitement is mounting for the launch of the new Google Pixel phones and now Evan Blass has chimed in with a date for the launch.

According to Evan, the event is scheduled for the 5th of October. The date is exactly one year and a day after we saw the original Pixel hardware announced in San Francisco alongside Google Wi-Fi and Google Home.

For this event, the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 are again expected to be the centrepiece with Evan also confirming previous rumours that the phones will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 processors.

While the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 are expected to be the big news, a new Chromebook Pixel and Google Home Mini are also rumoured to be announced alongside.

It’s Pixel season and we’re excited.

Source: Evan Blass.

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Geoff Fieldew
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I’m super keen for the new Pixel to have Qualcomm’s 2nd gen Spectra ISP. Qualcomm are promising some pretty great camera advancement with the the processor.

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I’ve got some hopeful news about carrier availability. I was talking to an Optus tech about service issues and their (crappy) Wi-Fi talk app on my 6P and I asked about VOLTE, which he informed me wasn’t available for my phone. Randomly I asked if the current Pixel had VOLTE capability and after a quick check he came back and said the Pixel 2 definitely has VOLTE support. I don’t want to look into that too much, but fingers crossed that since the first thing that came up in his search was the 2nd gen pixel it hopefully means it… Read more »

Phillip “Molly” Malone
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Its phone upgrade year for me so I am also very excited for a new phone to connect to my new Huawei Watch 2! Want to have a go at DayDream also, even if it doesn’t live up to the hype!

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