Google Pixel 2 could be Waterproof in 2017
As warmly as the Google Pixel has been received, it is not without its faults. Waterproofing is one of them, and the Google Pixel 2 release date may remedy that situation if a new report proves true.
To say the Pixel phone is popular was an understatement. As Google has moved away from the Nexus line and opened things up more to the public, things have flourished and the newer devices are in high demand. The Google Pixel 2 launch is still quite a ways off, but that has never stopped the rumor mill from churning. That said, this time around it’s an old rumor that has gained new life.
Last October, the folks at 9to5Google got wind that that the Google Pixel 2 would be water resistant to a degree in 2017. The Senior Editor on staff, Stephan Hall, tweeted the news yesterday and it’s safe to say that’s good news if you thought that was a misstep this year. Apparently, they were going to slap water resistance onto the handset but were unable to line things out in enough time and chose to work on the cameras. That means some of their original ideas will more than likely carry over to the Google Pixel 2, including water proofing.
Little tidbit we were told in October last year that I forgot about: “Waterproofing definitely coming with next Pixel device.”
— Stephen Hall (@hallstephenj) January 25, 2017
While water resistance may seem like a minor thing, you will appreciate it once you’ve dropped your smartphone into the sink or toilet. Liquids aside, we expect the Google Pixel 2 specifications to improve as well although it’s pretty stout already given that fact it’s only a few months old. That said, we would assume 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage (minimum) could be in the cards as that’s the next step up from what we have now. The SD835 is an obvious choice as well along with updated cameras and better audio. The waterproofing (or anything else) has not been confirmed obviously, but should be a given next year.
If Google sticks to their time frame, we will have to wait until October to see the Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel XL 2 launch. We expect to hear plenty of rumors before that day rolls around, so stay tuned and we’ll keep you informed as more details emerge.
via – Business Insider