Google will be releasing its next Pixel smartphone later this year and it will be placed in the premium segment, reports indicate.
The confirmation of Pixel 2 wasn’t a direct one, but came in the form of information provided by Google’s newly appointed hardware lead Rick Osterloh who was present at Mobile World Congress 2017. According to Osterloh, Pixel wasn’t a one off experiment and that there is a successor in the pipeline. Osterloh also said that Pixel successor was going to be released later this year, but refrained from providing a timeline.
Considering that the Pixel 2 will be launched later this year, it would be safe to assume that Google will most like release its Pixel successor around the same time as Apple launches its iPhone. Last year Pixel was launched in October and we anticipate that Google will release its Pixel 2 sometime in September or October.
Furthermore, Osterloh also refuted all claims of an affordable Pixel smartphone in the offing, and said that the Pixel will be positioned in the premium segment. Some reports even claim that the Pixel 2 will be more expensive than original Pixel smartphones.
Google appointed ex-Motorola employee Osterloh to helm all the hardware work for Pixel. While the Pixel devices got a decent review, there have been numerous glitches that have been reported by early adopters, and new bugs keep cropping up even now.
With the Pixel 2, Osterloh and his team is expected to bring upgrades and reduce these bugs. Further, the Pixel 2 is tipped to come with an improved camera and processor, and be water resistant as well.