New silicon cases have leaked via a Slashleaks contributor, and they claim to fit the upcoming Google Pixel 2 and XL 2. they show an enlarged camera cutout and fingerprint sensor area alongside slits for the USB-C connector on the bottom. There’s even cutouts for a headphone jack, something rumored to not arrive at all on these new smartphones.
This is one reason these cases are probably fake.
Now look, I know this is the first time we’re seeing actually potential cases for the upcoming Pixels and I probably sound like a Doubting Thomas, but you’ve gotta realize we’re still three months away from actually seeing these devices officially. Plus, at least from the photographs, these cases were probably made out of random renders found on the internet which obviously isn’t the way to design or manufacture a case properly. Notably, we can’t confirm this speculation independently, but the signs point to what’s been shared here.
Plus, the camera cutouts look really weird anyway. Of corse, they could’ve been enlargened to simply house dual cameras or something, but we haven’t heard much in terms of rumors in this regard. Therefore, I wouldn’t place any bets on what can be found in these pictures.
All in all, before you get too excited, I wouldn’t count on these cases actually fitting this year’s lineup of Google Pixels. And to be perfectly honest, we probably have at least a few more weeks before I can say some cases might be legitimate. And that’s a strong might.