Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 designs reportedly shown off in leaked renders

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Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2

Google’s new Pixel phones are some of the most hotly anticipated devices that are expected in the second half of 2017, and today we may be getting an early look at the two devices.

Renders that claim to show the designs of the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 have leaked. They come from @OnLeaks and MySmartPrice, and they’re based on factory CAD information.

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Google Pixel 2

While these new Pixel phones share the same basic design of the original Pixels, their looks have been updated. Around back, the glass panel that held the rear camera and fingerprint reader on the original Pixels is smaller now and only includes the rear camera as a result. Speaking of the rear camera, it now protrudes from the backs of both phones.

Around front, the new Pixel phones appear to have tall displays, similar to the Galaxy S8 and G6. The bezels on both phones have slimmed down a bit from the original Pixel models as well. We can also see what may be front-facing speakers above and below the displays on both phones.

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Google Pixel XL 2

Finally, while the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 shown in these renders include the USB Type-C port found on the first models, they’ve dropped the 3.5mm headphone jack.

We’ll have to wait for Google’s official reveal before we know if these leaked Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 designs are the real deal, but what we’ve seen in leaks so far looks like a good evolution from last year’s phones (though the lack of a 3.5mm jack could upset some folks). One change that’s still a mystery is whether or not the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will be a Verizon carrier exclusive like the original Pixels, but even if they are, it’s probably a safe bet that the unlocked models will play nicely with T-Mobile like the original Pixels do.

What do you think of these leaked Pixel 2 designs? Will you buy either of these phones if they actually launch?

Source: MySmartPrice

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  • Henry Pham

    Seems the trade-off for the lack of a headphone jack is front facing speakers? As a Pixel owner, I’d have to say that’s a fair trade. The bottom facing speakers on my Pixel are good enough, but front facing speakers would be a nice plus as I use the speakers more than I do headphones simply because they’re always there.

  • Ryan

    I really don’t understand the business decision to make Verizon the exclusive carrier. You’d think that since the first Pixel had some lackluster sales numbers, they’d decide to go to at least the 4 major carriers in the US, as well as some of the smaller-market ones. I know you can finance through Google direct, but the average person goes to a carrier store for all mobile things related.

    • steveb944

      It’s unknown what the carrier support will be this time around.

      • Ryan

        I know. That was more of a statement to the current Pixel, hoping they don’t do it again for the next one.

  • npaladin2000

    Hmm, and I just picked up a OnePlus5 too….which my SO now wants, so maybe I can give it to her and get one of these. :)

  • Croq

    I hate that these companies all seem to be getting on the “no headphone jack” bandwagon. I much prefer a wired connection and don’t want to have to choose between charging my phone or listening to some music. if they are gonna continue down this road, someone should try to make a USB-C connector that provides a headphone jack at the other end plus a USB-C receptacle so you can still charge (assuming that’s even possible).

    • Rob

      Eh, I thought it was going to be an issue with my U11 but combined with the ridiculous battery life and the external DAC in the converter and in the USonic headphones that came with it, it hasn’t been an issue. I regularly get 6 1/2 hours of screen on time and that number goes up to 8 1/4 if I don’t play any games. The 835 sips power. And that’s the stock ROM, no root, no power saving features. Twitter, Facebook, GMail push notifications and all.

  • CAL_08

    The pixels are without a headphone jack and still anti micro sd card. Those are two of the features I care most about so sadly I’m not interested.

  • Dylan Gorski

    I hope T-Mobile will get these phones. Having Jump-on-Demand with the Pixels and unlimited data would be awesome!

    • Mike

      No sd card support, no headphone jack, and no wireless charging . Im not using my JOD to jump from a S8+ to a Pixel 2 . I’m waiting on the Note 8 then I’ll jump.

      • krym73

        Now that’s a real upgrade. I don’t see how the pixel 2 can even be considered an upgrade without Samsung Pay, & no sd support.

        • Tim Moore

          Why would the Pixel ever have Samsung Pay?

  • steveb944

    If it’s offered at T-Mobile I would likely buy it. Otherwise the cost is likely too high.

  • steadymobb

    I would get if it had wireless charging and an SD slot

    • Shoaib Sheikh

      and i would get it, if it had s-pen. right?

  • bkat11

    Why is Samsung the only one embracing T-Mobile’s MIMO technology??? I just don’t get it…

    • Jason Caprio

      If the Pixel 2 has a Snapdragon 835, I’m fairly certain it will support all that good MIMO stuff. I’ll get this if my works covers it (or most of it) on my company account, otherwise I’ll most likely wait for the Pixel 3.

      “The Snapdragon X16 LTE modem employs sophisticated digital signal processing to pack more bits per transmission with 256-QAM, receives data on four antennas through 4×4 MIMO, and supports for up to 4x Carrier Aggregation — all of which come together to achieve unprecedented download speeds.”

      • bkat11

        Pixel 2 is being made by LG and LG for some reason doesn’t support it…I don’t know why…if it had it I may switch

        • Trevnerdio

          LG does use it. I’m fairly certain the V20 has it.

        • bkat11

          Nope. I’ve asked everyone…my cousin used to be a rep for LG as well

        • Trevnerdio

          I had the V20, and it was nothing to get over 100mbps. So not really sure what speed you’re looking for…haha

      • Rob

        The U11 has 4×4 MIMO – but only for Sprint. Makes sense since Sprint is the only carrier that has the phone. Everyone else gets 256 QAM, and 2-3x CA. 4×4 MIMO may well have to be programmed with the specific bands which would mean each carrier would need a new SKU.

  • Tim Moore

    I hope they get on T-Mobile. I know you can still buy them but would just prefer it.

    I don’t get all the want for SD support. I haven’t had an sd card on a phone in 6 years? and have never even thought about wanting one again.

    • Travis Tabbal

      There are a ton of reasons for wanting one. Not everyone shares them, not everyone needs it. Some people want to take lots of pictures in high quality modes like RAW, some want 4k video shooting, some like to have lots of entertainment media, some want to use their phone as a portable hard drive, etc…

      Thing is, it literally costs less than a dollar to include it in a phone. Every SOC has the reader hardware built in. You just need to include a way to add it. With the current SIM trays, it’s very common to have it be slightly longer and have a micro-SD slot there. Given this, there’s no good reason not to include it. Those who want it, will use it, those who don’t, won’t. Easy. Not including it just seems like someone is trying to force you to buy ridiculously expensive higher capacity versions or cloud storage, which doesn’t work for everything people want storage capacity for.

      With these things pushing $1000, I don’t see any reason NOT to demand everything. We’re certainly paying enough to cover it.

  • Jody Pettis

    If this can be sold in T-Mobile, then this is immediately bought. If bought through Google, then I may get the Motorola X2 Force since the bootloader may be unlocked.

  • Trevnerdio

    Me too, but when are we ever going to use that? Lol

    • bkat11

      Just a status thing LOL

  • Fuuuuuuuuu

    I don’t care if a phone is another millimeter thicker, I AM SICK OF CAMERA BULGES MAKING PHONES WOBBLY WHEN PLACED ON A FLAT SURFACE, WHY DO MANUFACTURERS KEEP DOING THIS