The Google Pixel and Pixel XL were two of the biggest surprises in the tech industry for 2016 and two of the best smartphones ever. Google looks to capitalize on the success of both Pixel variants while raising the status quo which is something that consumers love to see.

Early rumors on the radical changes of the Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel XL 2 suggest we’ll see a curved display reminiscent of the Galaxy S8. Curved displays are suggested to debut in many upcoming flagshipes including the HTC U 11 and iPhone 8¬†during Q2 and Q3 of 2017 respectively.

Google Pixel 2 to Sport a Curved Display with a Partnership with LG

While neither variant of the Pixel 2 have been made official by Google, numerous rumors are swirling about radical changes to the overall concept. Some are wondering why change something that was a true hit in 2016 and the answer is simple, because Samsung and Apple are doing it.

While Google has made quite a name for themselves over the years on leading innovation in technology, curved displays in smartphones is something they’re behind the times on. After the huge success of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ sporting an infinity display, the times have changed which marks the times when innovators such as Google must also.

We’re hearing about a partnership with LG who is likely to be the manufacturer of the display in both the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2. This seems very likely considering LG is rumored to be manufacturing a curved display which is likely to make it’s way LG V30 which will launch later this year.

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 Release Date and Price

With nothing official from the big G, we can only speculate the Google Pixel 2 release date will be October 2017. This is pretty consistent with the annual launch cycle of smartphone manufacturers and there’s nothing to suggest things will change. We can also expect a flagship type price with the Pixel 2 coming in around $750 while the Pixel Xl 2 will be slightly more coming in around $850