Last year, the search engine giant Google introduced its new range of flagship handsets in the Pixel series. This year, Google is much likely to announce the second-generation successors of the existing Pixel handsets.
Recently, three handsets have been spotted in Google’s Android Open Source Platform having the codename of “Muskie”, “Walleye” and “Taimen”.
Now the first two handsets are expected to be the Pixel 2 and the Pixel XL 2, while the third model is a surprise.
All the three handsets are said to host this year’s latest announced Snapdragon 835 chipset.
Also, there have been a few rumors about Google coming with a more affordable Pixel 2B handset, but again this leaves us to question why would Google consider to power the budget handset with the top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset found in the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.
The spotting of these handsets has certainly kicked off the rumor mill for the expectations that lie ahead with this year’s Pixel releases.
Earlier this year, Qualcomm unveiled its new top-end Snapdragon 835 chipset that comes with several features like improved clock speed, better battery performance, power management, better graphic performance and improved compatibility.
Moreover, the chipset supports high-quality 4K videos and content which is ideal for virtual reality technology.
Note that this is just a listing which was discovered on the AOSP website. However, we are still waiting for some more conrete evidence coming our way to prove the existence of three pixel handsets firmly.