Although Android smartphones is currently holding majority of the smartphone market, smartphone makers provide sluggish smartphones as they target different market areas. Most importantly, at times even flagship smartphones provide problematic experience as can be seen from last year’s Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. However, when Google released two of the best premium smartphones with their own Pixel and Pixel XL, they immediately attracted praise from everywhere. Therefore, it’s not surprising that both of these smartphones are still hard to find. If you are planning on buying one of the Google’s two premium smartphones, then there is a good news as Google as confirmed that Pixel’s successor will come in 2017.
During a recent interview with Android Pit, Google’s senior VP or hardware revealed that there will be new smartphone this year as he said, “There is an annual rhythm in the industry. So, you can count on us to follow it. You can count on a successor this year, even if you don’t hear a date from me now.”
While you might want to get the upcoming smartphone, you will need to spend pretty good amount of money if you want to afford one since Google doesn’t have any plan to attract budget oriented customers. The cheaper of the two Pixel smartphones starts at $650 and Pixel XL is $800 and when asked if there is any plan for a budget friendly model, Rick Osterloh replied that the Pixel will remain premium. While there isn’t a definite release date yet, last year Google released the smartphone in October and you can expect to get another premium device around that time.
This might be a good news that Google is keeping the Pixel a premium version rather than targeting budget oriented customers as often times, Android smartphone owners complain about Android’s sluggish performance. With some of the best smartphones coming to market this year though, it will be interesting to see if Google manages to attract the market once more with their updated Pixel models.