Google Pixel 2 has been confirmed to be in development at the beginning of the year and the first flagship from the search giant seemed to be very popular – even if it wasn’t in stock for a long time, it was still successful as a first product, and really good.
The image you can see above is showing a real render of the next generation of Google Pixel XL 2017 – according to AndroidPolice.
AndroidPolice says that the design is believable and absolutely the real thing. They also mention that there is still time for some small adjustments and changes here and there, so a few things might change by the time it becomes available – or by the next leak we receive.
The Pixel 2017 flagships will be manufactured by LG and not HTC like last year.
As you can see, the new Pixel XL (codenamed Taimen) features a brand new screen that is supposedly an LG made 6″ OLED display with QHD resolution with 2:1 aspect ratio (The bezels on the side should stay minimal while the top and bottom should only have a small section like the G6). Other specs include the Snapdragon 835 chipset clocked at 2.45 GHz coupled with 4GB RAM and 128GB of on-board storage with no SD Card expansion slot.
According to XDA, the smaller and normal Pixel 2017 (codenamed Walleye) device will feature a 5″ FHD display with the same chipset but with only 64GB of on-board storage.
Both of the devices are said to be dropping the 3.5mm headphone jack ports in favour of more space for the squeeze features. Yes, you read that right. Google is said to feature HTC U11’s Squeeze feature, so when you would squeeze your device on the sides, you would be able to quickly bring up the camera or perhaps Google Now.
Also, both of the devices are said to be having a 3D glass panel on the front. Don’t confuse this with curved display though – the screen is flat while a curved glass is covering the front to make it look more sleek and seamless.
What’s worth mentioning is that we are not yet sure if the devices will come with 2 LEDs or only one. The camera appears to be a single one, instead of the popular dual-camera setup that is the new trend nowadays. The fingerprint sensor is also said to be placed on the back just like on last year’s Pixel devices. The Glass on the back also seems to have shrunk a little bit not covering the fingerprint sensor this time. Apparently this is done in order to make network connectivity work much better without putting “ugly” antenna bands on the back of the device.
It’s unclear if the Pixel 2017 flagships will have HTC like stereo speakers (one in the earpiece and one on the bottom).
That’s all we have for now, but so far we are pretty impressed on our part. What are your thoughts about the rumored and apparently real designs? Share it with us in the comments section down below!