Google Pixel 2 XL flaunts its (not too) thin bezels in new leaked photos

The Pixel 2 XL is one of Google's upcoming smartphones that's manufactured by LG (while the Pixel 2 is made by HTC), and perhaps that's why it'll offer a near-bezel-less screen reminiscent of the LG G6 or LG V30. While we've already seen various images and renders allegedly showing the Pixel 2 XL, we can now take a look at a new photo that seemingly confirms the fact that the device has thin bezels around its display (a 6-inch one, if rumors are correct).



 



Posted on Twitter by Evan Blass (@evleaks), the new image shows the Google Pixel 2 XL inside a protective case. Even so, the near-bezel-less, round-cornered screen is obviously visible, as is the fact that the phone has power and volume buttons on the right side (similar to the Pixel XL from last year). We're also seeing stereo front-facing speakers, and a pretty normal selfie camera. 



 



According to a previous report, the Pixel 2 XL will be more expensive than last year's Pixel XL, as Google is apparently planning to sell it for $849 (64 GB model) and $949 (128 GB model). The new smartphone should be powered by a very potent Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, just like other expensive smartphones of this year, including the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, and the LG V30.




Update: Evan Blass posted a second photo (embedded above), this time showing the Pixel 2 XL "without a case." All in all, the bezels around the screen don't seem to be that thin, at least not compared to what the LG V30 or the Galaxy Note 8 are offering.

 



The Pixel 2 XL and the smaller (5-inch) Pixel 2 will be officially announced by Google in a couple of days, on October 4. Both smartphones will likely be available to buy shortly after that. We'll be here to let you know all about the two devices once full details are revealed.  




source: Evan Blass, Pixel 2 XL without a case (Twitter) 

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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 128 GB
  • Battery 3520 mAh

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61 Comments

1. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

Not best but good.Looking like G6.

4. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Assuming stereo front facing speakers, looks great.

5. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

With LG Quality,yep

7. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

This phone is for NOTCH people ....

61. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

Do you do anything but troll? If you don't want to post any useful comments and discuss tech maturely, do all the non-trolling ppl a favor and just don't comment.

15. Bankz

Posts: 2543; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

looks great tbh.. stereo speakers is also very nice too (and these look to be front facing).. I don't know there's just something that feels right about this pixel tbh, maybe it's that it's not so squared off, maybe it's the all black look but whatever this just looks dope. That being said, I am really having a feeling the huawei mate 10 pro is gonna be one hell of a beast. Everything rumored about that phone is just beastly so far.

31. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

949.00 for this.... Where are all of the people saying that 929.00 for the Note 8 was too much. No hate..... Just say..... Buy what you like. Better screen 1200+nits 6gigs of ram, s pen, dual camera and 450.00-200.00 to Note 7 and other s5 and up phones and free gifts made the note 8 a no brainer for me.... Enjoy this..... And the949. 00 cost. https://www.xda-developers.com/note-8-real-world-performance-analysis/

36. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Note user got 20h of usage form his phone, with 3 hours left to go (estimated) https://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-note-8/review/screen-time-t3647688

37. bucky

Posts: 3784; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

When “android system” is in second place for battery draining that’s actually not very good.

44. RevolutionA

Posts: 397; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

Huge bezels, compared to iPhone X, and other latest Androids

58. maverick786us

Posts: 159; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

It definitely looks better than its predecessor.

59. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Looks FUGLY. Just getting a sense of how beautiful, the edge concept is making the S/Note flagships when I Iook at Pixel 2 and iPhone X

2. hpspectrex360

Posts: 56; Member since: May 10, 2017

Wish the corners were more rounded and the screen wasn't. Hopefully the back isn't all glass. Other than that, it'll probably be the best android device yet. Btw, WHY CAN'T ANYONE USE MEIZU'S 5X ZOOM CAMERA ON THEIR SMARTPHONES YET?! (or something similar)

3. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

ThinnER bezels maybe but not thin.

6. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Wow Wow Front speakers No notch

12. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

yep... Front speakers No notch Flat display

8. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 550; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Only phone with Oreo.Rest all phones launched after Android Oreo final release still gets Nougat.Anyways good design.The wallpaper & notification gives Windows Phone feel.

10. Scarambay unregistered

Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact have been launched with 8.0 Oreo out of the box.

13. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 550; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Didn't know.Thanks for the info.

11. rocker91

Posts: 88; Member since: Dec 09, 2016

yep also will get android Q unlike the note 8 which wont get any major updates past android P

17. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Did anyone mention the note 8 ??

16. Bankz

Posts: 2543; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

The mate 10 pro is gonna come out with oreo out of the box too. and that windows phone feel you pointed out is true and the notification is just sweet too.

26. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Well. The current Pixels and Nexus 5X and 6P are already running Oreo. But I get what you mean.

9. rocker91

Posts: 88; Member since: Dec 09, 2016

less bezels with stereo speakers thats exactly what i want!

14. Akraw

Posts: 70; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

with front-facing stereo speakers, it's a good one, I will definitely buy one.

18. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

The Design is so V30 Nevermind they will sell 100.000 unit ....

19. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

That damn search bar is triggering me so hard and I don't know why.

21. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I use Nova Launcher and the first thing I do is ditch the search bar. It's simply Google branding on the screen, and I don't need that. I wouldn't mind a search widget, but it would have to be low profile and 100% customizable to meet my needs.

20. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

This is what Apple could have done. Just reduce the bezel on the 8. This is a boring design though.

25. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Pixels, like Nexuses before them, have always been kinda boring. Form over function.

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