While it doesn't specifically mention the Pixels, the "Ask more of your phone" text (which could be referring to Google Assistant improvements) and the mention of October 4 strongly suggest it is related to the upcoming device, especially as last year's Pixel event took place on the same date.
The best thing about the Pixel in this picture is its color.
However, the new Pixel phones will be among the first to ship with Android 8.0 Oreo, along with Sony's new Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact, which are set to go on sale in September. The end result was kind of amateurish.
Google will announce the Pixel 2 on October 4, according to its "Made By Google" website. And the Pixel's lack of any sort of water-resistant was a cardinal sin; no phone that costs over $600 should ship without a meaningful IP rating. So what will Google deliver in October and what can you expect?
The Nexus 6P was the last of the nexus line before Google killed it in favor of the Pixel.
Both the smartphone are expected to come with HTC proprietary Edge Sense technology which allows users to convey the command to their phone by squeezing the side frame of the phone by the hand. However, more recent rumors suggest the new Pixel phones would run Snapdragon 835 because the SD836 has apparently been delayed. This edge will supposedly allow users to access Google Assistant by simply squeezing their phone. Google's supply chain was in such shambles that even six months after its release, the wait time for Pixels was still months-long.
The fingerprint reader is situated at the back and for those wondering, yes we might not get a dual-camera setup that is trending these days and accompanied with high-end phones. One of those assumptions was that the phone would come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 836, but it turns out that there would be no processor like that made.