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Alleged Google Pixel XL (2017) design revealed: Thin bezels are in

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Alleged Google Pixel XL (2017) design revealed: Thin bezels are in
While it may have been working on three different new Pixel phones for this year, Google will ultimately release only two models - at least if the latest rumors turn out to be correct. These two models should be a 5-inch Pixel to directly succeed the original Pixel of 2016, and a larger handset codenamed Taimen.

Possibly called Google Pixel XL 2017, or maybe Pixel 2 XL, the Taimen is - according to Android Police, a 6-inch smartphone that's manufactured by LG and resembles the device seen in the render below.

Android Police is "exceptionally confident" that the renders below reveal the overall design of the upcoming Pixel XL, although the final look might ultimately differ in some subtle ways.

Apparently, the new handset's 6-inch display has a 2:1 aspect ratio (à la LG G6), and thin bezels all around. While the display itself is flat, the glass covering it seems to have pretty pronounced curves on the right and left sides.

On the back of the phone, we can see a glass window at the top - relatively similar to what the 2016 Pixel and Pixel XL are employing, although, in the case of the new device, the fingerprint scanner is no longer positioned inside said glass window, but below it. Also included is a pretty normal main camera - no dual stuff here.

Interestingly, Android Police notes that this new 6-inch Pixel could feature a touch-sensitive, squeezable frame - akin to HTC's Edge Sense that debuted on the HTC U11 a few months back. Thanks to this, users should be able to squeeze the phone in order to interact with some of its functions, including Google Assistant. It remains to be seen how well this will be implemented.

Alleged Google Pixel XL (2017) design revealed: Thin bezels are in

All in all, the new Pixel XL appears to be a phone designed to compete with the likes of Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6, and Apple's upcoming iPhone 8 (which, like the S8 and G6, is expected to sport a near-bezel-less screen).

Google will probably announce its new family of Pixel phones sometime in October. We're certainly excited to discover what novelties these handsets will bring. What about you?

source: Android Police

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posted on 11 Jul 2017, 16:03 1

1. nikhil23 (Posts: 212; Member since: 07 Dec 2016)


looks beautiful

posted on 11 Jul 2017, 16:15 1

8. ahmuzencab (banned) (Posts: 192; Member since: 12 May 2017)


SO so beautiful.

posted on 11 Jul 2017, 16:33

13. Bankz (Posts: 2097; Member since: 08 Apr 2016)


The pixel XL 2 will have stereo speakers and no headphone jack. I can confirm. The final unit might also ship with More modifiable squeeze feature but this isnt certain for now as it might as well not ship at all with the final unit.

posted on 11 Jul 2017, 16:39 1

15. Finalflash (Posts: 3578; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Wow, thank god you're predicting no headphone jack for the Pixel phones. Because that pretty much guarantees it to be wrong and it will most likely have a headphone jack.

posted on 11 Jul 2017, 16:45

19. Bankz (Posts: 2097; Member since: 08 Apr 2016)


Wanna bet?

posted on 11 Jul 2017, 17:02

24. Awalker (Posts: 1703; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


I think Android Police confirmed a post from XDA that said the smaller Pixel will ditch the headphone jack for stereo speakers. They weren't sure about the XL version.

posted on 11 Jul 2017, 21:05

43. NoToFanboys (Posts: 3149; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Smartphone prophet Bankz is never wrong, he can predict every single thing that will happen to the smartphone market.
/s

Nahhh... He's just a bored not-so-normal Apple fanboy who thinks Samsung is the devil.

posted on 12 Jul 2017, 01:44 1

50. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3692; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


He also confirmed the new iPhone would get FPS under the screen and when there was news they would skip the FPS entirely and go with 3d face unlocking, he was ecstatic about the new tech. He didn't have any credibility to lose but he lost some any way.

posted on 11 Jul 2017, 18:36

36. Orion78 (Posts: 91; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)


Ummmm no. The XL will have a headphone jack....the smaller one, no.

posted on 11 Jul 2017, 18:41

38. sissy246 (Posts: 4223; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


" I can confirm"
And just how can you confirm.
You here the same rumors as everyone else.

posted on 12 Jul 2017, 02:02 1

52. NoToFanboys (Posts: 3149; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


He claims to be an "Apple insider"

Maybe he thinks that is what people inside Apple's arse are called.

posted on 11 Jul 2017, 22:55 1

48. sgodsell (Posts: 5057; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Your an iPhone guy Bankz. So now your predicting Googles Pixels. Please Bankz why are you here? Btw I hope the Pixel XL doesn't have stereo speakers. Especially when a big part of the Pixel's is Daydream VR. So when you have front facing speakers, then they would get blocked in the VR headset. But clearly you never used a Pixel smartphone before. Maybe they will put stereo speakers on the smaller version.

posted on 11 Jul 2017, 17:02

25. Mreveryphone (Posts: 1397; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


S8 front, and Nexus 6p back... Not bad looking at all...

posted on 11 Jul 2017, 17:39 1

32. Bankz (Posts: 2097; Member since: 08 Apr 2016)


Nah, the pixel back with the g6 front. ;)

posted on 11 Jul 2017, 17:50 1

33. Mreveryphone (Posts: 1397; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


I can see that too. ;)

posted on 11 Jul 2017, 16:05

2. karan1402d (Posts: 68; Member since: 28 May 2015)


If this is the real thing, then damn Google surely has winner. This thing just hit all the right spots.

posted on 11 Jul 2017, 16:09

4. karan1402d (Posts: 68; Member since: 28 May 2015)


Hopefully Google continues to use AMOLED Panel in XL version. I sceptical as LG is producing the XL version.
Never mind I read the source article and it confirms that it uses AMOLED Display. Now this is going to be gadget of year

posted on 11 Jul 2017, 16:30

10. trojan_horse (Posts: 5337; Member since: 06 May 2016)


Google will definitely continue using AMOLED displays for it's flagship phone, because Google needs it to be compatible with it's very own daydream platform.

posted on 11 Jul 2017, 16:42

16. Bankz (Posts: 2097; Member since: 08 Apr 2016)


This phone looks classy tbh. I love the design language of the pixel xl 2 because of its squarish angles and thank God, this phone is metal. All that remains now is that this phone has a large battery. Glass backs on phones are the worse design fads of all time tbh.

posted on 11 Jul 2017, 18:05

34. maherk (Posts: 4996; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


But you just said that the top part of the back panel is made of glass lol
And we all know how you'll change your mind once the iPhone 8 comes with a glass back

posted on 11 Jul 2017, 16:05 1

3. maherk (Posts: 4996; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


It looks gorgeous. I just hope that the top half isn't glass, maybe two different metal finish, the top is a bit glossy and the bottom is matt.

posted on 11 Jul 2017, 16:47 1

20. Bankz (Posts: 2097; Member since: 08 Apr 2016)


The top part will be glass.

posted on 11 Jul 2017, 17:39 1

31. maherk (Posts: 4996; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


So now you're a Google insider as well? Lol

posted on 11 Jul 2017, 18:38

37. Orion78 (Posts: 91; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)


No, he's an idiot posing as a Google insider.

posted on 11 Jul 2017, 18:51 1

41. maherk (Posts: 4996; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Hey hey, slow down there, we don't to piss off the next CEO of Google lol

posted on 12 Jul 2017, 10:00

54. sissy246 (Posts: 4223; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


LMAO...

posted on 11 Jul 2017, 16:09 1

5. Kil4thril (Posts: 72; Member since: 05 Oct 2016)


Just tell me when I can pre-order, and I hope TMobile does the reimbursement again. Or, ffs, don't be Verizon exclusive

posted on 11 Jul 2017, 16:10

6. applesnapple93 (Posts: 88; Member since: 06 Jan 2016)


and no front facing stereo speakers.. no buy (pixel owner, not a troll)

posted on 11 Jul 2017, 16:48 1

21. Bankz (Posts: 2097; Member since: 08 Apr 2016)


It will have stereo speakers but just not front facing.

posted on 11 Jul 2017, 18:46 1

39. sissy246 (Posts: 4223; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


Do you work for them

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