Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL is set to be launched by the American search engine giant on October 4 at a press event. Before the launch specifications of the upcoming smartphones has surfaced online which confirms some of the earlier specs leaks and also contradicts some.
Starting with the smaller Google Pixel 2, the smartphone will feature a Full-HD (1980 x 1080) display similar to its predecessor and if we have to guess the screen size would also be the same 5-inch but with new Gorilla Glass 5 for protection. It will boast the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and will be available in two storage options 64GB or 128GB.
As for the optics, The smartphone will have a single camera lens on both front and back with OIS (optical image stabilizer). It will pack a 2700mAh battery which seems less but could be enough as the handset will be using a smaller display with Full-HD resolution. New addition to the pixel line will be IP67 which will protect the device from water and dust.
It will feature E-sim or embedded SIM card which lets consumers switch carriers without having to switch SIM cards. And Active Edge on the left side of the device that lets users squeeze the phone to launch Google Assistant or to mute incoming calls and alarms. The handset will be running on the current Android 8.0 Oreo.
Moving on to the Google Pixel 2 XL, the configurations are similar to the Pixel 2 with only some differences like bigger curved screen with Quad-HD (2560 x 1440) resolution and Wide Color Gamut. To power the device, it will also have a bigger battery with capacity of 3520mAh.
Both the smartphones will come with Dual Stereo Front-Facing Speakers but there won’t be any 3.5mm Headphone Jack.