In the past, having a phone made by Google with Android on it would not be the same experience as you’d have from an Apple or Samsung phone. The Google phones of the past were by no means weak and incapable of hosting strong specifications and features, but they could not compare to its bigger counterparts. More recently, Google has proven that they are capable of producing their own powerhouses, the Pixel XL comes to mind. Both the Pixel and Pixel XL were strong contenders in both form and functions, with solid internal specifications and an aluminum design.
As far as the current year is concerned, Google seems to continuing this trend with information about their Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones indicating more improvements and desirable features. Information regarding this new Pixel 2 line has been known for some time, specifically by its codename ‘’Taimen’’, but reports are coming in about new things we can expect from them. The newest source of information comes from Primate Labs, where benchmark results gives us some information regarding the new devices. What is noticeable is that the benchmark results tell us the operating system of the new phones, namely the Android O. It will also have a octa-core Snapdragon 835 chipset, made by Qualcomm. For reference, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ also use the same chipset.
While this benchmark has not been done with a fully released version of the Pixel 2, but a prototype, it is most likely that the end performance will be similar to that seen in the benchmark. Sadly, there is no exact released date for the phone, but it will most likely be seen close to the end of the year 2017.