As Google’s next leap in its Pixel flagship is to reach us, we finally know which company will actually manufacture the phone. While HTC was in the ahead in the run at some time, it looks like rumors about LG making the phone are true as recent documents published by the FCC and some spying from Droid Life’s Kellen Barranger confirm.
There is not much other info in those documents though, yet they confirmed the Pixel 2 XL will support T-Mobile’s new LTE frequency band, Band 71 giving better access in remote rural areas and in thick concrete buildings.
Droid Life assures us that the device they show is Google Pixel 2 XL as it had model number listed, which is G011C. As we know the number of Pixel 2 is G011A.
As for a missing number G011B, Droid Life speculates that it is HTC-made Pixel 2 XL model codenamed Muskie which is terminated in June and has no plans further. Google’s Pixel 2 has been leaked more than once in recent months, and we can be sure that Pixel 2 will be the first Google phone to come pre-installed with Android O.
Just a week ago, Google confirmed that the Pixel 2 will be launched in the first week of October. We wait now for October 4 to visit those LG manufacturerd Google Devices ready for consumers.