Alphabet Inc. Google’s second generation Pixel phones, referred to as Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, are shaping up to give the best Android experience possible to its fans. The smartphones sport thinner bezels, with almost negligible borders on all sides – and there’s no sight of the 3.5 mm audio jack.
While the buzz on new flagship devices for 2017 is mostly reserved for iPhone 8 and Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Google Pixel devices are also making headway into the Android space, which highlights its capabilities.
Ever since the Pixel 2 was informally announced, the renders have been flowing thick and fast, with a lot of graphic images on what Pixels of 2017 could look like. The recent designs leaked of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL seem to be the final design, and now we can expect what the device would look like when unveiled. Of course, nothing is final until the device is actually out, but these new renders couldn’t look more beautiful if Google had put them out itself. The interesting part: the renders of the phones are from one of the most prolific and accurate gadget leakers.
The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphone images sport a Black color metallic body with an unsightly camera bump. The fingerprint scanner sits at the back, along with the Google logo. The power and volume keys are placed on the right edge of the device, and the SIM-tray slot on the left edge.
There is no sight of the 3.5mm audio jack, so it looks like this option might be ditched. If true, it would be great to understand Google’s reasoning. Apple went wireless because of reliable connectivity for its AirPods, so let’s see what Google’s explanation is.
The smaller Pixel 2 is said to resemble the original handset of the current HTC-made Google Pixel and will have a 4.97-inch full HD. Pixel 2 XL with a 5.99-inch QHD display will be manufactured by LG.
Other features like water resistance, a squeezable frame, fingerprint sensor and much more are in store. It will sport 4GB RAM, and 64 GB and 128 GB of internal storage options. A recent report also suggests that the upcoming Pixel 2 smartphones will be the first to sport Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 836 SoCs.
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