Google Pixel is set to spawn sequels to its popular Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones later this year. We’ve already seen what is believed to be their codenames, “Walleye” and “Muskie”, pop up, and now they’ve been spotted alongside a reference to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chip.
German tech site WinFuture.de recently found the Pixel codenames connected with CPU model number MSM8998 (the Snapdragon 835) in the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) code. Further, the “Taxmen” codename was also linked to Qualcomm’s latest processor.
While it’s believed that Walleye and Muskie will represent direct successors to the Google Pixel and Pixel XL, current speculation suggests Taxmen would be a new Pixel tablet (or a very large phone).
While you might expect that the latest Google flagships would house the latest Qualcomm processor. This news suggests that they will launch before a new premium arrival from the US chip manufacturer. The original Pixel and Pixel XL were equipped with a Snapdragon 821, a higher performing product than the Snapdragon 820 that appeared on the earlier flagships of 2016. This year.
The new Snapdragon appeared only in the last few weeks with the Galaxy S8 after rumors of production delays. It looks like Google’s new Pixels won’t have the edge in the processor department.
Google Pixel 2 devices
There is no confirmation at this point and things can change in the run-up for ‘release’. Regardless. Google has already confirmed that once again this year, for its new pixels. The “premium” route goes down, so I do not care about performance.
According to Electronics Times (LGA), LG is currently “carefully considering” the offer. Which will allow it to increase OLED production and provide panels for Google’s next handsets?
We are already anticipating Pixel 2 which comes with Snapdragon 835 Chip. The same processor used by the Galaxy S8 in some provinces – with the new Android 8 OS.
When last year’s Pixel and Pixel XL came with AMOD displays. The panels were made by Samsung – so it seems that Google is keen to take its business to another place this year.