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Google AOSP Code Reveals Snapdragon 835 Powered Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are certainly two of the most anticipated smartphones of this year. While not much is known about the upcoming duo, Google’s AOSP Code has just revealed that they will come with the mighty Snapdragon 835 aka MSM8998.

Google Pixel 2 internal code

Quite surprisingly, the leak shows three Android devices code-named as the Muskie, Walleye, and Taimen. While the first two are the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, the latter may be an unnamed tablet from Google.

Snapdragon 835 currently powers devices like the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, Xiaomi Mi 6, and Sony Xperia XZ Premium. It is currently one of the most high-end processors available for Android smartphones. Qualcomm’s latest chipset will surely make the upcoming Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL and the Pixel Tablet some of the best performing phones in the market.

Apart from the SoC, we don’t yet know much about Google’s future devices. However, according to numerous speculations and rumors, the Pixel 2 family will sport Quad HD displays with tiny bezels. Camera-wise, they may rock dual lens setups like most premium phones these days.

Speaking of the memory, the Muskie and Walleye may come with 4 GB or 6 GB of LPDDR4X RAM and up to 128 GB of inbuilt storage. The upcoming phones may lose the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Coming to the unnamed tablet, it may be a successor to the Pixel C. The upcoming tablet may feature a 10-inch QHD screen. As mentioned above, it will probably pack the Snapdragon 835 chip.

All the three of Google’s upcoming devices will run on Android O Operating system. Talking about the release date, the trio is set to go official in October 2017.


Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.