Google is due to launch the successor to its popular Pixel and Pixel XL handsets later this year. According to a new report, the company is going to do that on October 5th. It’s also said that the new handsets will come with Qualcomm’s latest mobile processor, the Snapdragon 836. If that’s true, they will be the first handsets to come with this chip.

Evan Blass, better known as @evleaks, has tweeted that Google’s second-generation Pixel handsets are going to be unveiled on October 5th. He adds that they will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 836 processor.

It was previously reported that the new Pixel handsets would indeed be powered by Qualcomm’s new chip. The Snapdragon 836 hasn’t been released as yet so it’s quite likely that they will be the first mobile devices to get it.

Other than the new processor, the Pixel handsets are likely going to feature 8GB of RAM, a squeezable frame, an always-on display, and dual-front facing cameras. The Pixel 2 may have a 4.97 inch full HD display while its larger sibling, the Pixel 2 XL, is expected to feature a 5.99 inch 1440p display.

Google hasn’t confirmed as yet when it’s going to unveil the new Pixel smartphones. Given that the original Pixel handset was unveiled on October 4th, there’s a pretty solid chance that this launch date is accurate.

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