Google’s second stream in Pixel flagship is due to its launch on October 4. And prior to that we already have our hands on its specifications, thanks to leaks from Android Authority, which also added that second-generation Pixel smartphone customers will get unlimited Google Cloud storage until 2023. And it is possible that this storage is not limited to images and videos but all files – an unsure wild guess puts.
Variants will share most of the specifications but the larger of the two will have narrower bezels. Its screen-to-body ratio is 80-85 percent and a QHD Curved Gorilla Glass 5 display with support for wide color gamut. The Smaller one is expected to come with a regular design to last year’s model. It will feature a full-HD display with Gorilla Glass 5 on top. Also bigger, Pixel XL 2 will have 3520mAh battery while the smaller Pixel 2 is expected to come with a 2700mAh battery.
Now that we are done with the key differences between the models, let’s see the specifications that are expected to feature on both handsets. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones are expected to run Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box, be powered by Snapdragon 835 processor, apart from featuring IP67 dust and water resistance rating. The handsets have been tipped to come with Pixel Cameras with OIS at front and back, and a dedicated ‘Google Imaging Chip’.
Two storage variants 64GB and 128GB are availed with dual front-facing stereo speakers. But unfortunately, as was the news, the 3.5mm headphone jack is unavailable. ‘Active Edge’ sense feature, previously been seen on HTC U11 smartphone which allows users to perform certain actions by squeezing the handset’s frame from the sides, is also a function of Pixel devices.
Notably, Google has recently acquired the HTC division that was working on the Pixel smartphones.
Finally, eSIM card slot, which allows users to connect to different networks without replacing the SIM card, much like the Apple Watch Series 3, is also a bulging feature to adding glory of pixel phones. Considering the Pixel 2 phones will be competing with iPhone X and Galaxy Note 8, it will be interesting to see if Google can pull off the same positive reviews its Pixel got last year.