Google’s Pixel 2 Leaks Just Before The Official Launch
Google is launching its Pixel 2 series of phones today in just some hours and it looks like the leaks just can’t stop coming. Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL leaked again today just before the launch as Evan Blass shared images of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. The info claims that Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are manufactured by HTC and LG respectively.
The Pixel XL will have an 18:9 screen aspect ratio, a highlight of the handset. The Pixel 2, on the other hand, will come with a 5-inch full-HD display with an aspect ratio of 16:9. Both the handsets will sport dual speakers at the front – one above and another below the display.
The Google Search bar is now at the bottom of the screen. Tough to reform the habit but is a better placement considering the fingers easily reach the lower part. The app icons are rounded, similar to Android Nougat version. Android 8.0 Oreo will come preinstalled out-of-the-box.
Both smartphones have Snapdragon 835, similar to other Android flagships launched this year.
Other rumored specifications include 4GB of RAM; 64 or 128 GB storage options, and 12-megapixel rear camera. The home screen seems to have also received a slight revamp and includes calendar details such as a scheduled meeting alongside weather, and time information. New Pixel hardware is overhauled totally.
Pixel will be priced at $649 (roughly Rs. 42,000) for the 64GB and $749 (roughly Rs. 49,000) for the 128GB version. The Pixel 2 XL, on the other hand, will be priced at $849 (roughly Rs. 55,750) and $949 (roughly Rs. 62,250) for the 64GB and 128GB versions. It will be interesting to see how both phones compare to the iPhone X that was launched just a few weeks ago.