Google is expected to launch the new Pixel smartphones later this year. If you have been following the news lately then you might already know that the company is planning on launching a bunch of different Pixel smartphones. We saw that they are working on some mysterious device named “Taimen” apart from “Walleye” and “Muskie”. There are rumors that the company reportedly canceled “Muskie”. And now we have some new rumors which point that LG will be manufacturing the bigger Pixel XL variant.
First of all, to begin with, it is not confirmed if it will be called the Pixel XL or some other smartphone since all we know are the codenames. However, it certainly looks like LG is going to manufacture the device codenamed “Taimen”. The same has been confirmed today where the source has pointed out an interesting detail. Earlier there was an issue raised on the Google Issue Tracker. It was titled “USB PD Compliance Failure”.
When you take a close look at it, you will notice that there are a few comments on the thread. The second comment on the thread seems to reveal that the device will indeed be manufactured by LG. Also, the device is called “G011C” in the linked report that follows the comment. Well, we are not sure if both the devices will be manufactured by LG, just like both of them were manufactured by HTC. However, if not, then we might end up seeing two differently designed Pixel smartphones in 2017.
And even as far as the specs go, we are not entirely sure if both of them will have same internals or different ones. Also, the fact that the LG’s Nexus 5X is still facing boot looping issues, it seems highly unlikely that Google will go with LG for the same. However, all these are just early set of speculations and we are not entirely sure as to what we will see during the unveiling which is expected to happen later this year. Having said that, we would like to know your thoughts on this. Would you be interested in buying a Pixel smartphone manufactured by LG? Be sure to let us know by dropping a comment down below and also, stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more updates like this.
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