Real Google Pixel 2 photo apparently leaks out, dual speakers visible


Google is unsurprisingly working on a 2017 generation of Pixel smartphones - which debuted last year with a 5-inch Pixel and a 5.5-inch Pixel XL. While we've already seen renders allegedly showing the upcoming devices - possibly called Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 - we can now take a look at what seems to be the first real photo of the Pixel 2 (the smaller among the two new handsets).

Uncovered today by Venture Beat, the Pixel 2 photo in question (embedded above) shows a smartphone that doesn't really have thin bezels - at least not at the top and bottom of its screen. However, it's said that the larger, 6-inch Pixel XL 2 will have thin bezels, thus likely resembling the device seen in previously leaked renders.

According to Venture Beat, HTC is manufacturing the Pixel 2, while LG is making the Pixel XL 2. Even so, both handsets should feature dual speakers on the front - something that older HTC flagships have gotten us used to - although neither will offer dual rear cameras. Venture Beat further reports that, as rumored, the Pixel 2017 family will not have 3.5mm headset jacks.

The Google Pixel 2 may sport a 5-inch screen, thus being about as large as the Pixel from 2016. Other features could include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 processor, and at least 4 GB of RAM.

As almost always, we must keep in mind that leaked in-the-wild photos usually don't do justice to unannounced smartphones. In other words, the Pixel 2 will probably look better than what the image above is suggesting.

Google might plan to announce and release the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 sometime in October or November. Naturally, both handsets should run Android O 8.0 out of the box. Are you excited about the upcoming arrival of this new Pixel series? 

source: Venture Beat

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

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78 Comments

1. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Those bezels are huge lol

6. adi9764

Posts: 119; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

This is fake

8. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Hoping you're right. Pixel 2 is my final hope lol

9. Florin.T

Posts: 318; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

I wouldn't think it's fake. Prove it.

10. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Prove that it is dual speakers and not just a fake grill like the Nexus 5x

11. Florin.T

Posts: 318; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

@noler: Venture Beat and Evan Blass (@evleaks) are saying the phone has dual speakers. And it will.

54. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

I hope so! I need front facing speakers!

50. kevv2288

Posts: 309; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

Lol, prove that it is fake? How about you prove that it is real. You can't, because this is just a render and the phone is not gonna be out for at least 2 more months. Show me in late September when the pixel is actually in production, it won't look like this render

61. cheetah2k

Posts: 2297; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Prove that its real.......

22. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

But but but but android will never follow apple in removing the headphone jack. Now, even the head of the android train is following suit. Lmao.

25. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Now, even the head of the android train is following suit. Lmao." Considering that the headphone jack is a hardware, the saying that "Android will not follow Apple in removing the headphone jack" obviously refers to the Android hardware OEMs and not the Android software... and we all know that Google isn't the head of the Android train when it comes to hardware... So don't get ahead of yourself.

40. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Oppo released a phone without the headphone jack 5 years ago. HTC and Moto brought the design to the forefront with the Moto Z and HTC 10...

68. TMach unregistered

Duh........! Motorola removed the headphone jack before Apple did, your point is what exactly? By your logic Apple copied Lenovo (Moto).

20. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

When i said that the pixels wont have headphone jacks and will have stereo speakers, meherk and army went on a rampage lmao. Lets see who looks like the idiot now.

41. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Wow, you made an educated guess based of lf of information you found on the internet...this must be your biggest accomplishment in life...

43. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Nope, still you.

51. kamrananimation

Posts: 6; Member since: Feb 20, 2014

That's not real.front facing camera and speakers is like a nexus 5x

65. JasontheVeteran

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 05, 2017

Who cares about bezels? If that's your deciding factor about a phone, grow up. Seriously, look at specs. Processor, screen size, RAM and storage. I could care less about a bezel size. I want a phone that will get timely updates. Big, bright and clear screen. Anyone complaining about bezel size is superficial.

74. Chidoro

Posts: 168; Member since: Sep 20, 2016

Bezel diva You go girl

2. Babadook

Posts: 230; Member since: May 24, 2016

WTF is with that top bezel?

64. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Big bezels to house the front facing stereo speakers. How would a slim top and chin bezels like the G6 and S8 handle speakers like that?

75. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

The Nexus 6 did it just fine with slim bezels...

78. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

At the expense of low quality audio. You can't expect great sounds with that kind of setup.

3. dubaiboy78

Posts: 457; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Hahhaa huge bezels failed!!!!

5. adi9764

Posts: 119; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

This is fake

23. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

It isnt. That's just the google pixel 2 and not the premium pixel 2 XL. We're talking bout blass here, C'mon now.

4. adi9764

Posts: 119; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

This is fake

7. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Ok Google, my money is ready.

48. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

LMAO! For this?!

53. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

He isn't fooling anyone.

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