After the launch of Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL, Google Pixelbook 2 has been in news from some time. There were rumors about the new Pixelbook after the launch of Pixel 3 last year. However, it got faded away as the focus was on to develop better smartphones. But now there are some fresh reports and news indicating Google is supposed to launch Pixelbook 2 later this year.
Google filed a new FCC filing containing the hallmark of Made by Google product that indicates a new product is set to get launched by Google. As Pixel smartphones were launched recently, it clearly indicates that Google is planning to launch Pixelbook 2. Quanta, the original manufacturer of Pixelbook did the FCC filling. However, the filing has been kept confidential up to January 1, 2020, which gives Google sufficient time to launch the device during its October’s launch event.
The FCC filing has also revealed some interesting specifications that the mysterious new device would come up with. The new device is expected to have Intel Wireless AC-9260 chip, which is capable of delivering Wi-Fi 802.11 ac and Bluetooth 5.0. These details are the same as those available for the Pixelbook successor from different sources, which has been under works at the company under the codename Atlas, strengthening the belief that Google Pixelbook 2 is surely arriving very soon.
From the rumors and leaks available on the web, it seems like Google Pixelbook 2 will be a high-end product. It expected to feature a fingerprint sensor on one of its edges. It will be powered with 8th generation Intel Kaby Lake processor. The storage capacity is expected to be in between 128GB and 512GB. The amazing feature would be its keyboard. It will have a detachable keyboard made by Google as well as third-party keyboard makers.
Google has already shut down its tablet manufacturing and shifted its focus solely on building laptops. Back in June Rick Osterloh, Google’s Senior VP of Devices and Services had tweeted “Hey, it’s true…Google’s HARDWARE team will be solely focused on building laptops moving forward, but make no mistake, Android & Chrome OS teams are 100% committed for the long-run on working with our partners on tablets for all segments of the market (consumer, enterprise, edu),”.
There is no official news from Google about its upcoming device. Till then just wait for the launch and start saving money so that you can purchase it once it is launched.