Google's Pixel 2 peeks at world before official unveiling

by Linda Olson October 4, 2017, 0:14
Google's Pixel 2 peeks at world before official unveiling

We've previously seen the back of the Pixel 2 and we pretty much knew the specs already but this latest leak confirms what the device will look like. Unlike past year, both phones have front-firing stereo speakers and be waterproof, according to several leaks. According to leaked pictures, the front panel will be painted black whereas the rear panels will come in different colours. This would have given the devices a generation's edge over all the smartphones released this year by far.

The rumored 6-inch Pixel 2 XL display is also going to be taller, just like popular almost bezel-less screens today (Note 8, LG V30, iPhone X). It seems that Google plans to introduce a new feature that's coming to the Pixel launcher.

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Renowned leaker Evan Blass has published on his Twitter page a new render of the Google Pixel 2 XL. These images confirm the higher screen-to-body ratio as compared to Pixel XL launched previous year. Blass stopped short of saying that the Pixel 2 XL will have an edge-to-edge design like the iPhone X or Samsung's Galaxy Note 8, however. Only time will tell - be sure to check back for all the latest news about the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL at the Google event. Some of the other features mentioned include 4GB RAM, 64GB/128GB inbuilt storage and a 12MP single rear camera. Even with narrow bezels, Google has managed to pack in a stereo speaker setup for an optimum multimedia experience. This is possibly due to the ease of accessing it given the massive display the Pixel 2 XL sports ( expected to be 6 inches).

LG is apparently the manufacturer of the Pixel 2, while HTC is taking care of the Pixel 2 XL, so decently made and designed handsets are to be expected. Droid Life suggests that the Pixel 2 will be priced at $649/$749 (64GB/128GB) and $849/$949 (64GB/128GB) for the Pixel 2 XL. The Pixel 2 should be released on October 19th and the Pixel 2 XL will reportedly be released on November 15h.

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