Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL appear in leaked images ahead of October 4th announcement

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With just two days to go before Google’s Pixel 2 event, several clear images of both the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 have made their way online.

The Google Pixel 2 carries a design similar to the original Pixel, with large top and bottom bezels and a glass window on the back panel that holds the rear camera. There are some slight tweaks here, though, including the addition of dual front speakers and a fingerprint reader that’s no below the aforementioned glass window.

That design is carried over to the Pixel 2 XL, but this larger model appears to have smaller top and bottom bezels than the standard Pixel 2.

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When it comes to specs, the HTC-made Google Pixel 2 will reportedly offer a 5-inch 1920×1080 display with a 16:9 aspect ratio. The LG-made Pixel 2 XL is expected to pack a 6-inch Quad HD+ screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio.

Besides screen size, the two phones are said to have similar spec sheets that include the Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64/128GB of storage, a 12-megapixel rear camera, and front-facing speakers.

Google is expected to launch the Pixel 2 on October 19th and the Pixel 2 XL on November 15th, with pre-orders coming before those dates. Pricing is rumored to be $649/64GB and $749/128GB for the Pixel 2 and $849/64GB and $949/128GB for the Pixel 2 XL.

It’s unclear which carriers, if any, will carry the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL in the U.S. While T-Mobile didn’t sell either of the original Google Pixel phones, it did make a big push to get consumers to bring their Pixels to T-Mo, including an offer of $325 in bill credits for customers that bought an unlocked Pixel and brought it to T-Mobile.

While these Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones may not have some of the features found on other flagship, like super slim bezels and dual rear cameras, they do have other things to offer instead. The addition of front-facing speakers on both models is great to see, and getting Android OS updates directly from Google for two years is a plus as well.

What do you think of these leaked Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL details? Are you thinking about picking either phone up?

Source: VentureBeat

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  • Lance Rhoads

    I want wireless charging and 600 mhz frequencies for me to buy ANOTHER device. I bought last year’s pixel and feel so so about it.

    • Arnold Shoon

      feel the same way as well… let’s see what Oct 4th brings!!!

    • james

      I bet it will have 600 mhz

  • Jon

    This is a weaker sequel than Caddyshack 2.

    Any way to run an Android ROM on an iPhone?

    • steveb944

      It’s the Pixel.

      There’s also that useless rear case with an Android screen.

    • Medion

      > Any way to run an Android ROM on an iPhone?

      You just quite literally described the Pixel. The Pixel is last year’s iPhone with current Android software.

      • marque2

        And iPhones are always two years behind. Scary.

        • Medion

          As an Android user since 2010, this used to be my feeling. And thanks to the diversity of Android hardware partners, you’re still technically correct. Outside of SOC performance, Apple’s latest is technologically behind the V30 and Note 8.

          But I’m minimalist who prefers stock Android, fast updates, and long term software support. That means I look at the Nexus/Pixel lineup, or have to consider a switch to iOS.

          This year’s Pixel looks to be one year behind the iPhone 8 in external hardware, 2 years behind in SOC performance, and at least 2 years fewer OS updates.

          I’m going to watch the announcement tomorrow before making up my mind, but I’ve never been as close to switching as I am now.

  • Mr.Bean ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Hm, looking at the picks both the pixels look like they don’t have a headphone jack. Also, why does the pixel 2 look like the Nexus 6P? Next!

    • james

      Its LG v30 which probably means it will 600 kHz band mobile said there would be 2 phones with this capablty now we know LG v30 pixel xl 2

  • Daniel Holmstock

    if these are the prices FORGET IT!

  • MadJoe

    I’m really not digging the trend towards rounded screen corners. It looks awful and wastes space, and also pushes notification icons inward. Please stop it.

    • Jeremy Turnley

      It also greatly improves the chances of the panel surviving corner drops, which is important on a phone with minimal bezels. They aren’t going away anytime soon.

      • MadJoe

        The glass panel? It extends beyond the display, so it can be rounded and the display still squared.

        • Jeremy Turnley

          Not the glass, the display panel. They are separate things, and one is much more expensive to replace than the other.

        • MadJoe

          OLED display panels are flexible, and since the display panel is basically fuzed to the glass panel on every device out there so if one breaks, they’re both junk anyway, and this rounded corner BS is on every new device, including ones with OLED, so I don’t think that’s the reason. It’s a stylistic choice and it sucks.

  • arandomperson7

    Today’s inventory had the google pixel listed with our demo barcodes

  • Chuan Ren

    Well, if this is true then Pixel 2s are pretty much dead already.

  • icwhatudidthere

    A Pixel 2 with a 5″ HD screen at $649 would be a great price. In 2014.

  • noh1bvisas

    Yawn.

  • Rob

    I got an iPhone 8 Plus 256GB instead. I’m fed up with manufactures being behind on updates but there was no way I was forking 950 for a device that has the same RAM and processor my U11 does when the iPhone has twice the storage and a processor that decimates the Snapdragon 835. If those prices are accurate, I can see many making the same decision I did.

  • kev2684

    Why is this just as or even more expensive than iPhone 8? If I was in the market for a new phone and the Note 8 didn’t exist, I’d pick iPhone 8 Plus over the Pixel XL 2.