We heard a bit of rumors about Google’s upcoming flagship smartphones — Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2. Now, as per latest rumour mill gossips, Google has replaced the original Pixel XL with an even bigger device codenamed ‘Taimen’ made by LG.
Today, detailed specs of both the handsets, the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 have been leaked, thanks to a source of XDA-Developers. Both the smartphones will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chipset clocked at 2.45GHz and pack 4GB RAM. The base storage has also been bumped to 64GB on both devices.
The Pixel 2 is said to come with a 5-inch Full HD display with a design that will be “almost identical” to last year’s Pixel including the large top and bottom bezels. This means that we won’t have edge-to-edge display this year in the Pixel line-up.
The Pixel was criticized last year for its design and huge bezels, and it is disappointing to see Google continue with the same design language this year as well. The handset will include stereo speakers, though it will lack a 3.5mm audio jack.
The Pixel XL 2 — the device codenamed “Taimen”, made by LG, will be featuring a 5.99-inch 1440p OLED panel from LG, and thankfully, sport smaller bezels than the original Pixel XL.
Its design language will also be similar to that of the Pixel, including a two-tone glass and metal finish. Unlike the iPhone 7 Plus and many other smartphones in the market, the Pixel XL 2 will sport a single camera at its rear. It is unclear as of now if the display will have the 18:9 aspect ratio that Samsung and LG have used in their smartphones or not.
Interestingly, in the pre-production software, source says that on taimen, the company used the name “Nexus Imprint” when referring to the fingerprint scanner, while walleye’s settings referred to it as “Pixel Imprint”. You must check Google Pixel 2 Review by Communiqueasia