Last year, Google officially announced the Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones with high-end specs and premium design. The pair of smartphones quickly gained their popularity among users and tech experts worldwide on the market. Google has sold millions of Pixel smartphones since the launch day.
The Pixel and Pixel XL are the first smartphones to carry the Google branding in the industry. This allows Google to take full control over the phone’s design and hardware. With a huge success of the original Pixel and Pixel XL, Google is expected to launch the second generation Pixel and Pixel XL this year to take on the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus and Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8.
There have been a lot of rumors hinting at the impressive features coming in the second gen Google Pixel and Pixel XL. Most rumors claim that the bigger Pixel XL will feature thinner bezels, just like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the upcoming iPhone 8, while the smaller device will likely retain thick bezels from the last year’s model.
As we have seen in leaked images, the Google Pixel 2 will come with a waterproof design and a fingerprint scanner on the front as well as a 3.5 mm headphone jack at the bottom edge of the phone. The bigger device is rumored to feature bezel-free design, offering a premium look when compared to the small-screened device.
Most rumors say that the Pixel XL 2 will sport a 6 inch AMOLED screen, supplied by LG Display. This is in line with what we have heard in recent rumors that Google has invested billions in LG Display to secure OLED displays for the second generation Pixel phones.
Internally, the Google Pixel 2 will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 836 chipset, promising to offer a 10 percent performance increase over its predecessor. Besides, the Pixel XL 2 will also come with a dual-camera system with much-improved lens to offer better images in low-light conditions.
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