The new Pixel devices are leaked all over the place and a lot of details, renders and other content is shared about it on the internet.
Today is no different. The Google Pixel 2 (smaller version) has showed up at the FCC revealing some key information about the new upcoming flagship device.
The certification process reveals some key information such as the original manufacturer(s) and the hardware features that we have mentioned earlier. The model number of the Pixel 2 in the certification shows G011A.
The Pixel 2 (smaller) will be manufactured by HTC while the larger Pixel 2 XL will be made by LG on the other hand. For the time being, it is unclear if the smaller/larger or perhaps both of the devices will be equipped with the new Squeeze feature that HTC introduced in their HTC U 11 flagship device this year.
What’s known is that the feature will likely be called “Active Edge” and it will trigger the Google Assistant when the sides are going to be squeezed.
The Pixel 2 certification also revealed that the device already has Android 8.0.1 on-board with the August 5 Security patch installed. The version that can be found on the Pixel 2/XL is likely to be a near-final version. (The Android Beta Developer Preview is still on Android 8.0)
The leak also reveals that the device(s) will be equipped with 64GB of on-board storage. It is certainly a good thing to see that the storage is finally getting larger. We hope to see a 128GB version too (for additional extra money of course).