Alleged Google Pixel 2 protective cover hints at large top and bottom bezels for the phone

Google has high hopes for its Pixel 2 and Pixel 2XL. To understand that, all you need to see is the television commercial about the Pixel that promotes the October 4th unveiling of the two sequel models. In the ad, Google shows hundreds of questions people ask about their smartphone, including What's wrong with my phone's battery? Why is my phone always out of storage? Why does my phone take so many blurry photos? Why doesn't my phone understand me? Why is my smartphone so slow? It appears that Google will tell us on October 4th that the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL are the phones for you.

Last year, HTC was the ghost manufacturer behind the original Pixel and Pixel XL. This year, the Pixel 2 will be HTC made, while LG is the company behind the Google Pixel 2 XL. That may explain why the latter is said to resemble the LG V30. But where does the Pixel 2 draw its inspiration from? A picture showing alleged protective screen covers for the new Pixel models shows that the inspiration for the Pixel 2 has to be a few years old. With top and bottom bezels as thick as a juicy steak, the Pixel 2 doesn't look like one of today's cutting-edge bezel-less screens with an edge-to-edge display. Instead, it appears that the dual front-facing stereo speakers are taking up space that could have been used toward a bigger, but bezel-less display.

On the other hand, the Pixel 2 XL protective cover makes it appear that the Pixel 2 XL is a 2017 model with a bezel-less display, no questions asked. There is also the possibility that both protective covers are bogus. With the unveiling of the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL due this coming Wednesday, if you can hold on for a just a few more days, we will find out exactly what the Pixel sequels will look like and whether they will be challengers to the 2017 iPhone models like Google is hoping for, including the Apple iPhone X.

source: SlashLeaks

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Pixel 2
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 128GB
  • Battery 2700 mAh
Pixel 2 XL
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 128GB
  • Battery 3520 mAh



1. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

That's massive

7. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

That's what she said (sorry I had to do it).

8. ibend5

Posts: 24; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

And look at that massive front camera hole..

18. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

At least it's not in the screen

21. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

I like this savagery....

25. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Oneplus is the new Nexus, cheap and stock Android. pixels is DOA

2. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

And when no-one buys the small one because it's ugly and old-fashioned Google will say "people don't want small phones any more" and continue with yet more phablets. There are so few good small-phone options, and manufacturers seem reluctant to go large screen with them, despite that being the most logical thing to do! An iPhone 5/SE sized flagship phone with as near to bezel-less design and 5" screen as possible would be ideal for many who don't want two-handed phones.

5. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

People will come here and say "you can buy xperia compact and shut up" But xperias aren't anywhere perfect, if there was S8 or better, an iPX with the size of SE and had price of 1000$ I would consider it. For next couple of years I'm sticking with my SE as it seems that no company cares about me and 20 milions users of it


Posts: 160; Member since: Aug 06, 2017

Just gotta wait for the 100 different variants of the S8 to get released. Neo, Mini, etc lol.

11. vincelongman

Posts: 5808; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Why do people still keep saying this? The problem is Google can't get smaller OLEDs LG barely had their OLEDs ready for the Pixel 2 XL (Google had HTC making an Pixel 2 XL incase LG failed to get acceptable OLED yields) Google went with LG presumbly because Samsung wasn't capable of suppling S8 size screens to Google (Samsung are struggle to meet demand for their OLEDs, especially with Apple joining in) There will be a Pixel 3 no doubt But Google is also doing taller phones assuming the Pixel 2 XL rumors are true So the Pixel 3 will probably have a similar display size to the S8

3. slannmage

Posts: 289; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

The XL looks good

4. surethom

Posts: 1748; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

I'm. Sorry but the What's wrong with my battery then the pixel 2 will have 2700mAh battery is pathetic.

9. ibend5

Posts: 24; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

So, Both have almost similar physical size, but one have much smaller screen because of fat bezels..

12. vincelongman

Posts: 5808; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yep, like the iPhone 8 and iPhone X But in this case both have front facing speakers

10. RKNY2203

Posts: 16; Member since: Jul 03, 2016

MMMM dual front facing speakers. I like it! It seems Pixel 2 XL is my next phone

32. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

I was hoping for a big screen with front facing speaker! Pix XL2!.. I'm ready to order!

13. Zylam

Posts: 1823; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Yup the Pixel 2 is going to be another HTC flop, why does Google trust HTC so much? They are travelling in the wrong direction. Thankfully the XL appears to be worthwhile, all we will have to deal with is Google's ridiculous price tag for the XL which will be near 1000 for sure. And it will probably have no resale. It's a pure Android fans phone who wants the best Android experience, at least until Nokia releases a minimum bezels flagship.

17. androiduser

Posts: 555; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

There will be a pixel ultra that will cost 1000$. The pixel xl 2 will probably cost 800-850$

19. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Just see the price of the V30.

33. Cole-Cawtuh

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 07, 2017

If the Pixel 2 flops it won't be HTC's fault dummy (nice way of calling you a dumbass) What does Google's trust in HTC have anything to do with it? You know that the Pixel phones are Google phones and not HTC right? You won't find HTC anywhere on the phone at all. Apple doesn't make the iPhone. Foxconn does. Apple designs it exactly the way the want it and then Foxconn makes the phone to their exact specifications. The exact same thing with Google. The Pixel is designed by Google completely and HTC just manufacturers it for them. Google could have gone with someone else to manufacturer it but they signed HTC for a 3 year deal.

14. surethom

Posts: 1748; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Even the Samsung S6 has smaller bezels & even though 5.1" screen smaller dimensions, google is really really bad at designing hardware.

15. Arashmahmoodi25

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 07, 2017

don't comment if u Don't know s**t. Bezels are for better usability and better ux design. U think they don't know anything? They have ton of ux designers just for the look of the design. Plz educate urself

20. Cyberchum

Posts: 1133; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

So you had problems using the SGS4? It's you who need to educate yourself. Damn, I just wasted 4 seconds reading your rant. How am I gonna get that back?

22. Arashmahmoodi25

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 07, 2017

No I didn't have any problem. It's just for better usability I'm saying

36. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Google barely design their phones. They just adding little accent to current OEM design. Nexus or Pixel phones always resembles their respective OEM manufactur.

16. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

HTC will never learn.

23. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

But in this case, they're just a contractor. Google specs out the Pixel designs (keeping in mind what their contractor can deliver, hence the much better LG XL2.)

24. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

It looks like both Pixels brought back the front stereo speakers. I like that, and I know plenty of people will be pleased... But I'm still a bit miffed they axed the headphone jack. I know, dongles fix that, but it's still annoying.

26. twilight2tron

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 07, 2014

Aren’t these specs stuff that’s already been in android? The new phone will still have lower than iPhone 7 Plus benchmark? Samsung has 6GB ram, and I doubt the display will match Samsung’s infinity display.

27. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

But it'll run smooth as butter without all that TouchWiz (or whatever they call it) and bloat bogging it down. Slower than the new iPhones, fine, but faster than anything else Android.

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