There will be not one, but three Google Pixel phones coming your way

Google outfitting new phones with the latest high-end processors

If you've been holding out for a budget or midrange Google Pixel smartphone, sorry but it's unlikely to happen. Instead, Google might be shipping not one but three premium Pixel models

Premium priority

Code in the Android Open Source Project hinted at the new Google Pixel phones all using the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, currently the highest-end chipset available for smartphones. This means the phones will be firmly in the premium/high-end bracket.

Now might that change before launch? It seems unlikely as Qualcomm hasn't announced a successor to the 835, and even if it does this year, it's unlikely there'd be time or supply to provide Google with the amount it would need for three phones.

Currently the supposed codenames for the devices are Muskie (the update for the original Pixel), Walleye (the newer version of the Pixel XL) and a third, apparently called Taimen, which might be a "true successor" for the Motorola Nexus 6 with a display dwarfing even the Pixel XL's. Or it could just be a tablet, who knows really.

HTC again is likely to be making the new Pixel smartphones, which sadly might prove to be more of a hit than HTC's own models.

Here's what we thought of the Google Pixel XL.

[Source: GSMArena]