Google announces the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL OLED smartphones

Google announced its 2nd-generation own-brand smartphones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. The Pixel 2, produced by HTC, sports a 5-inch FHD (441 PPI) AMOLED display (made by SDC), a Snapdragon 835 chipset, 4GB of RAM, 64/128 GB of storage and a 12 MP camera.

The Pixel 2 XL, manufactured by LG, has similar features, but with a larger 6" QHD+ (537 PPI) pOLED display - made by LGD.

The Pixel 2 will ship by the end of October 2017 for around $650 (64 GB). The Pixel 2 XL will ship by the end of November 2017 for $850 (64 GB).

According to reports Google is in talks with LGD regarding a possible investment to help LGD expand its OLED capacity and for Google to secure OLED displays for its upcoming smartphones. LGD is reportedly still facing low yields at its E5 flexible OLED plant, but hopefully this will be resolved soon and the company will be able to supply enough panels to Google.

Posted: Oct 06,2017 by Ron Mertens