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If you are reading the news, you’ve probably heard that Samsung is challenging Apple iPad with its updated Galaxy Tab S2.

The new unit boasts of Samsung’s own Exynos 7 5433 octa-core chip combined with another 1.9GHz quad-core processor having a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, and a RAM capacity of 3GB, perfectly accomodating its new side-by-side multitasking feature.

When it comes to display, the S2 gives a high definition resolution but it’s certainly not the best of its kind on the matter. It is a step down from the Galaxy S6 and Note 5, which are known to have the most impressive display among mobile smartphones.

Nonetheless, it still might be a hit among users who are looking for a wide-screen yet lighter tablet. The 9.7-inch screen S2 weights only at about 379 grams and boasts of thin dimensions at 237x169x5.6mm, beating Apple’s 6.1mm sub-pencil thickness, and making it very comfortable to handle.

But then there’s Google Pixel…

Google has been for a long time wanting to be taken as a serious competitor in the smartphone arena and this time, it probably just has the best card to pull off the game.

With its move to the Pixel brand, Google’s new hardware division is intent on making a phone for the sake of making phone, and create a device that “ordinary” smartphone users would appreciate — not the sort that appeals only to developers and niche curiosity enthusiasts. As of writing, the company is gearing up for the launching of its Pixel phones that will happen in the first week of October.

What to expect from Google’s Pixel Phones?

Google has not released any significant information about the smartphones yet, but if the leaked specs are to be believed, the smaller of the two devices, Google Pixel would have a 5-inch 1080p display and run on a quadcore 2.0GHz 64-bit processor with 4GB of RAM, 32GB of micro SD storage, and a 2770 mAh battery.

And when it comes to camera, a feature which most users are very particular about, the Pixel is said to come with a 12MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera, assuring you of high quality photo and video. Reports have it that the smartphone would come with a top-mounted headphone jack, a finger print scanner located on the rear, and a USB-C port at the bottom.

The Pixel XL pretty has the same specs as the former with its screen and battery being the only distinguishing features. A recent specs report by GSM Arena revealed that the XL will have a non-removable battery and a 5.5-inch capacitive touch-screen, 16M color, 1440 x 2560 pixels display with Corning Gorilla Glass for protection. It will run on Android 7.1 Nougat and a 4GB internal memory. It is designed with a 12MP primary camera with phase detection focus and dual-LED flash features, and an 8MP secondary camera with really good sensor for high-quality selfie photos and videos.

Google Pixel phones are definitely compact powerful machines. But would it be able to get a substantial share in the market this time? Let’s find out soon.

By the way, rumors have it that the Pixels might be released a little later in October instead of earlier. So check this out and get a heads up on what to expect during the event.