Google is working on upcoming Pixel 2 Smartphones which are code-named as Taimen and Walleye. Earlier we got rumours that google was building three variants of Pixel for this Year and the collaborated with HTC for 2 devices and with LG for another variant of Google Pixel 2, but as per recent reports one of the devices from HTC code-named muskie was cancelled.
Recently XDA revealed specification of both Taimen and Walleye, according to the report Taimen will be the successor to Pixel XL as it would have a bigger screen. Google Taimen will have a large 5.99 inch OLED display, with a resolution of 1440p. Display of Pixel 2 devices will be manufactured by LG, last year also Google was planning to use OLED screen for Google Pixel and Pixel XL but due to lack of production they switched to AMOLED.
Taimen is expected to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, but there could other storage variants too. Snapdragon 835 will be clocked at 2.45Ghz frequency, unlike last year when Google used under-clocked Snapdragon 821. The rear of the device will feature two-tone glass and metal finish, though the glass window is located near the top and no longer encloses the fingerprint scanner. Taimen will sport a single camera with dual LED flash.
Walleye will also be powered Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with 4GB of RAM but for storage it would have 64GB. As for display it would have a smaller 4.97-inch display with FHD resolution. Google will likely to introduce new stereo speakers at the expense of the 3.5mm headphone jack. A new detail was also leaked in the report that suggests pre-production software on Taimen used the name “Nexus Imprint” when referring to the fingerprint scanner and Walleye used “Pixel Imprint”, but there no clarification on the naming of the scanner.
Some recent rumours also suggest that the devices will have bezel-less display with IP68 protection against water and dust. As per leaked configuration these devices seems to be premium which could mean they would cost more.