In 2016, Google presented the world with a new line of smartphones from the top shelf. Nexus has gone down in history and Pixel and Pixel XL jump into their place. Together with their successors, the giant from Mountain View plans to show the world another model – a cheaper Pixel with Snapdragon 710.
The hard way to success
After the presentation of the first generation of Google Pixel smartphones and getting to know their prices, many reviewers did not hide their dissatisfaction. In some respects, these devices were discontinued from competing products from the Samsung, LG or Apple stable. However, what definitely did not stand out was the price. Google highly priced its latest products and limited availability only to countries where the Google Store was fully functional. Poland, of course, has been omitted. On the occasion of the second generation Pixeli presentation, the giant from Mountain View scored quite a large list of mishaps. It is worth mentioning here how some users received their smartphones without a system. Other copies had display problems or faulty microphones. You could write a separate essay about the mishaps with Pixels. Only Samsung scored a more spectacular setback with exploding batteries in the Galaxy Note 7. https://www.gsmmaniak.pl/801326/test-google-pixel-2-xl/ As for such a high price, Pixels are quite controversial devices. Of course, Pixels have many advantages, which include, among others, a clean and consistent ecosystem, quick updates straight from Google and major cameras. Despite their disadvantages, some of the foreign testers speak very warmly about Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL , and the latter has also been very positive in our tests. No wonder that many mania are waiting for the premiere of their successors. I know, however, that some of you would like a phone with the Pixeli benefits, but for considerably less money. It seems that this wish will come true, because the next generation American company intends to present to the world also a cheaper version of its flagships.
Cheaper Pixel is on the way?
If you believe the latest leaks, the giant is going to present this year not only Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL, but also the third, cheaper smartphone from this family. The new handset should appear only at the beginning of 2019 , so those who are willing will have to be patient. Such a decision is quite understandable because – why would Google have to shoot at the foot, presenting cheaper Pixel together with flagships? It's better to wait a moment. This phone is to be powered by the Snapdragon 710 processor, the latest unit from Qualcomm for smartphones from the upper mid-range, which is the successor of Snapdragon 660 (including Nokia 7 Plus). This SoC can be found in the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE presented a few days ago. There is not much information about the cheaper version of Pixel. We do not know how truth is in all of this, but if rumors are confirmed and Google actually plans to show such a device, then I am very much in charge. Certainly it would be a solid successor of old and noble Nexus who have passed away. Source: Roland Quandt