We’ve already seen what Android Police believes is the Pixel 2 XL, and now we get our first look at 360-degree renders produced out of a collaboration between OnLeaks and MySmartPrice. The renders are CAD based and could potentially unveil each and every angle of the upcoming next-gen Pixel smartphones from Google before they’re even released.
Starting with the smaller Pixel 2, Google’s 5-inch smartphone looks to be receiving a similar design to last year’s Pixel for 2017 but with a smaller glass window. The fingerprint sensor now sits below this window, while the bezels surrounding the display largely look untouched. Of course, added hardware seems to be in place for this handset as it appears dual front-facing speakers could be coming. I don’t think anyone will mind the chunky bezels if there’s front-facing speakers on the smaller Pixel 2, so at least Google is giving everyone a trade-off this time around rather just giving us a big ol’ chin and forehead to gander at.
For the Pixel 2 XL, Google looks to be taking a Galaxy S8/LG G6 approach with minimal bezels. However, this means there won’t be any front-facing speakers. They could potentially turn the earpiece into a speaker and balance it out with a downward-facing grille like Apple does with the iPhone 7, but don’t place any bets just yet.
Luckily, we are seeing a slimmer design for the Pixel 2 XL overall with a thinner width and taller height. The screen, which will reportedly measure in at 6-inches, will sit on the near bezel-free smartphone and have an 18:9 aspect ratio opposed to the smaller Pixel 2’s 16:9 ratio. Everything else about the handset, including the glass window and fingerprint scanner, look to be in similar places as the Pixel 2.
Something also found on both handsets is no headphone jack. Google has been reported to be eliminating the port on this year’s round of Pixels, and it looks like this is true. Why you may ask? I have no idea. Google could certainly fit one. But hey, maybe they’re doing it for the sake of bigger batteries. In that case, throw the jacks in a furnace and watch them burn. Otherwise, I really wish Google wouldn’t go all iPhone 7 on us.
Alongside the renders, we also get some measurements. The smaller Pixel 2 will measure in at 145.3 x 69.3 x 7.8 mm (8.2mm when including the camera bump), while the larger Pixel 2 XL will measure in at 157.6 x 76.3 x 7.9 mm (8.6mm when including the camera bump). Therefore, these phones shouldn’t be very big and will retain comfy sizes that will likely fit naturally into anyone’s hand.
Rumored specs for the Pixel 2 and 2 XL include Snapdragon 835 processors, 4GB of RAM, and likely 64GB of storage. Considering last year’s Pixels came out in October, we still have roughly a little over two months more to wait until we actually see the handsets officially. Stay tuned.