New Information On Pixel 2 And Pixel 2 XL Surfaces

Randall Craig
August 5, 2017

Since there has been no official confirmation regarding specs of the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 from Google, take everything with a pinch of salt. The photographs that can be seen in the gallery below compare the size of the supposed case for the Pixel Xl 2 to the original Pixel and Samsung Galaxy S8, as well as the Nexus 6P. As you can see from the newly leaked image below (blurry as it may be), the top and bottom bezels are still very noticeable. Some reports have suggested that Google might try to differentiate its two Pixel models, with the smaller Pixel looking like the current version while the Pixel XL2 features a more expansive screen and squeezable sides for controlling the Google Assistant.

While this is a possibility as the world is transitioning towards wireless audio tech - speakers and headsets, both - Google's pot shot on Apple during their last year's Pixel launch for not sporting a 3.5mm headphone jack on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus might mean that the company is still not ready to let go off of the 3.5mm audio jack. This time, we are gifted with a real photo of the upcoming Google Pixel 2.

Blass, who has a long history of accurately leaking gadgets before they arrive, says that Google will split manufacturing duties for this year's Pixel devices: HTC, the maker of last year's Pixels, is said to be handling the smaller variant, while LG is said to be behind the follow-up to the larger Pixel XL. Both the 2017 Pixel phones will be having a better camera, and that's something really interesting.

What are your thoughts on the Pixel 2?

There's no word yet on when the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 might be officially revealed. However, thanks to today's Pixel image from VentureBeat, we now know that the smaller device will not adopt the same design as its larger sibling. Venture Beat further reports that, as rumored, the Pixel 2017 family will not have 3.5mm headset jacks. The handsets will come with the next major release of Google's mobile OS, Android 8.0 O.

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