A third Google Pixel 2 named "Ultra pixel" in the works, last-minute rumor claims
by Kaloyan C. / Sep 28, 2017, 9:24 AM
UPDATE: Sorry, guys. This story turned out to be a hoax. You can check out our Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 rumor roundup for actually believable details around the two phones.
When compared with its last-year predecessors, the Google's Pixel 2 duo is shaping up to be somewhat weird — the smaller Pixel 2 is just about as safe as one would imagine — it's essentially last year's model, but with slightly upgraded internals and a barely tweaked design. Meanwhile, the Pixel 2 XL is said to be quite different in terms of looks, as it will adopt the new industry standard of the tall, bezel-less display.
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YouTuber Arun Maini has just uploaded a very interesting video to his channel Mrwhosetheboss, where he details an anonymous tip he received, claiming to detail said mysterious third device, called the "Ultra pixel." Take a look:
In summary, the alleged leak contains several videos and photos of a Google presentation detailing the Ultra pixel (note the small-case p). The photos show a very 2018 device, thanks to its tall aspect ratio and minimal side bezels. Maini's source also mentions the addition of a dual rear camera module, as well as "a new kind of fingerprint scanner" (while the original leaker apparently didn't elaborate upon it, Maini speculates this may be an under-display fingerprint scanner).
A different slide shows a peculiar piece of text: "The future of Android is Fluid." This is explained in the video as a replacement for Android's navigation buttons (a.k.a. the back, home, and recents keys). Essentially, Google may be moving on to a gesture-based navigation system for the device instead, similar to Apple's iPhone X.
And this all sounds great and everything, but it's fair to say most people's bullshit detectors will be set off by this rumor. Firstly, the choice not to capitalize the p in the name is extremely weird, though a possible explanation is that this isn't actually the name of the phone, but just a branding name for the camera (HTC had its own UltraPixel camera branding, and it's possible Google inherited it when it made its deal with HTC).
Another possible explanation is that this isn't a third device at all: the tall, bezel-less screen fits the base description of the Pixel 2 XL, though the pictures notably don't feature the rumored dual front speakers and the alleged dual camera module on the back fits none of the leaks we've seen so far.
Or to put it simply, it's not at all clear whether this is the real deal, or just a very elaborate last-minute hoax — from what we can see, the photos look quite credible (the presentation even uses Google's in-house Product Sans font, which is a detail most fakes forget to take into account). In any case, the official unveiling is less than a week away, on Wednesday, October 4th.
Thanks for the tips!
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hmmm..I'm liking these rumors
posted on Sep 28, 2017, 9:27 AM 4
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Soft Keys are history.Thanks Google for saving space.
posted on Sep 28, 2017, 10:25 AM 1
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WEBOS ANYONE????? COME ON! THIS IS A COMPLETE RIP
posted on Sep 28, 2017, 11:00 AM 0
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Im not liking the rumors so far the Pixel 2 Very large bezels Only 5" with 2700mAh battery (Should be Small bezels with 5.2" screen with 3200mAh battery) Pixel 2XL 6" very large physics handset
posted on Sep 28, 2017, 9:31 AM 2
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Look at the LG G6 which has a 5.7" display, and the S8 has a 5.8" display. Yet both are only 0.4" taller than an iPhone 8 which has a much lower resolution 4.7" display. So the XL 2 will have a larger display in either a smaller space or the same size as the original XL.
posted on Sep 28, 2017, 10:50 AM 2
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I think he's speaking about having something like the 2XL but in a smaller size. While moving to this newer aspect ratio gives you a larger screen (though some say they're actually smaller when you go by total area rather than only measuring diagonally) the 2XL will be almost the same size as the Nexus 6p. While not the largest device, it was still a bit too large for some (myself included). I don't want to go back to a phone that size, as I MUCH prefer a more pocketable device, it sucks that we seem to lose out going that route. Last year, the only difference was the screen size and the battery size. This year it seems they're reverting to bow it was with the Nexus 5x/6p, where the larger device has more features than the smaller. While some may not have liked the Pixels (be it because of money, features, design, etc) the ONE thing they definitely got right was making 2 models in different sizes but not forcing the consumer to compromise if they went with the smaller model.
posted on Sep 28, 2017, 12:15 PM 1
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I threw my money on the screen and nothing happened. What should I do?
posted on Sep 28, 2017, 10:24 AM 3
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Exchange the bills with coins :D
posted on Sep 28, 2017, 11:04 AM 2
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