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

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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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