Google Pixel XL 2 leak shows off 2:1 AMOLED display, new camera sensor, and more
We’re still in the dark on a lot of things when it comes to Google’s 2017 Pixel devices. What will they be called? How much will they cost? What will they look like? Scratch that last one… Android Police has brought us a brand new render of the new LG-made Pixel XL successor, and it looks hot.
Let’s start with the back. As you can see, the glass “window” on
the rear is still there, only it looks to be much shorter this time
around. It no longer surrounds the rear-facing fingerprint sensor, and
it looks like it curves around the sides and top of the device
ever-so-slightly. There’s also a redesigned camera module, though it’s
tough to tell by the render if it sticks out or not.
The front of the device is where things get interesting.
According to the leak, the front of the phone is equipped with an
LG-made (yes, that’s right) 6-inch AMOLED display with a 2:1 aspect
ratio and rounded corners. There appears to be very minimal bezel around
the left and right sides of the device, and even the front “chin”,
which was one of the biggest downsides to the design of last year’s
Pixel XL, has been shrunken down significantly. Up top you can see the
front-facing camera sensor and speaker grille.
There was no word in the report about a 3.5 mm headphone jack, or lack thereof.
Oh, and one other thing — the report also mentions that this new Pixel XL will come with a squeezable frame, similar to the HTC U11’sEdge Sense. The squeezable frame will supposedly allow users to interact with the Google Assistant in various ways, among other things.
for the Pixel XL 2 suggest the device will sport Qualcomm’s Snapdragon
835 Mobile Platform under the hood, as well as 4 GB of RAM, and 128 GB
of storage. Google appears to be working on an Always On Display feature for the upcoming Pixel phones, too.
If this render turns out to be accurate, the Pixel XL 2 is going
to be one fine-looking smartphone. Google is certainly flexing its
design muscles here, and it’s clear the company wants to make this new
device on-par with the Galaxy S8 and LG G6 on the design front.
What do you think about this new render? If the Pixel
XL’s successor turns out looking like this, would you be on board? Why
or why not? Sound off in the comments below.