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.
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.
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?