New Google Pixel 2 XL photo revealed by Walmart alongside fresh Home Mini images

New Google Pixel 2 XL photo revealed by Walmart alongside fresh Home Mini images


Google hasn't been able to keep its upcoming Pixel 2 smartphone series under wraps, so we've already seen both devices (the 5-inch Pixel 2, and the 6-inch Pixel 2 XL), while also learning quite a lot about their features. 



 



Unlike the Pixel and Pixel XL of 2016 (which shared the same design, though in different sizes), the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have fronts that don't look alike. More exactly, the Pixel 2 XL sports a display with round corners and minimal bezels, while the Pixel 2 has a more traditional screen with pretty large bezels at the top and bottom. In case you're doubting about the fact that the new Pixel XL comes with a differently-shaped display, you really shouldn't. Giant retailer Walmart today inadvertently revealed a new render of the handset - almost certainly an official one - showing its round-cornered screen once again.





As you'll notice below, the Pixel 2 XL leaked by Walmart has a white rear, while its front is black. The front glass may be a bit curved on the sides, but the display itself is most likely not curved at all. A USB Type-C port is visible at the bottom of the smartphone, as is a pair of front-facing stereo speakers.



 



Walmart revealed this previously unseen Pixel 2 XL image on a page made for another unannounced Google device - the Home Mini. As reported not long ago (and as its name clearly suggests), the Home Mini is a smaller version of the Google Home smart speaker that's already available to buy.



 



According to Walmart's product page (no longer online), the Google Home Mini will be launched on October 19 for $49. October 19 is also the day when the Pixel 2 should hit shelves in the US. Unfortunately, it looks like the Pixel 2 XL won't be released at the same time, instead being available starting November 15.  



 



Google will properly announce the Pixel 2 XL and Pixel 2 tomorrow, on October 4, and we're expecting to see the Home Mini then, too. Stay tuned!



 




source: Walmart via Droid-life, 9to5Google  

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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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27 Comments

1. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

I love the curvature of the XL2, that Home Mini looks like something you'd use to clean dishes with...

3. danny_a2005

Posts: 353; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

To me that phone, looks exactly the same as the nexus 6p

4. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

The Nexus 6P wishes it was as good looking as the Pixel XL2... I do think the back looks weird, however.

8. Stranger

Posts: 73; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

True, but with smaller bezels

19. bucknassty

Posts: 1311; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

why launch it a month later! ugh the way will be annoying

25. CincyGuy

Posts: 31; Member since: Oct 19, 2015

I had a 6p, and this Pixel XL 2 rendering looks like a cheap windows Lumia phone my wife had. The white back and black front look jarring and like they don't fit together. Ugh.

26. combatmedic870

Posts: 983; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

I like the white and black personally.

30. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3944; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I get more of a 5x vibe than 6p. In the end it has a nexus vibe and I think that is a good thing because last year the pixel had an iPhone vibe and I don't have to explain why that's bad.

2. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Now that Walmart pic looks nice. Can't wait until tomorrow. I'm more tempted now to get the Pixel 2XL.

12. Bankz

Posts: 2491; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

you literally took the words out of my mouth. if someone had told me before now that I'd get pumped for the Pixel I'd have thought they're joking. though, I said I wanted it a couple of times but that faded months ago. release the damn thing already google

5. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

Samsung can add stereo speakers to S9 And LG. (To the down bezel)

6. Jacksie66 unregistered

Another bollox of a company taking away features like the headphone jack and charging us more..

7. rdvn26

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 04, 2017

Looks like s8 hope Samsung adds qled to s9

10. combatmedic870

Posts: 983; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

We could only wish that.

13. Boast_Rider

Posts: 532; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

Why would you want QLED when AMOLED is better? The only reason Samsung stopped making OLED TVs was because they couldn't match LG's panels, and needed a niche to get more profits. OLED is the future.

27. combatmedic870

Posts: 983; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Qled has the good of ips and good of amoled

29. Boast_Rider

Posts: 532; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

No, it doesn't. Yes, it's better than LCD, but it doesn't have the pure blacks and infinite contrast ratio of OLED screens. Also, the response time isn't as quick as OLED.

9. raykingellis

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 31, 2014

If this doesn't look like a throwback to an HTC Desire phone, then you all need your eyes checked.

11. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

It does. It also looks like something out of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

23. nicknack84

Posts: 46; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Yooooo that's too funny. I was just telling a coworker the same thing. He said, yeah kinda, doesn't matter, I'll still get it. all I see now is the HTC desire.

14. ShadowWarrior

Posts: 156; Member since: Aug 08, 2017

LG G6 shell

15. baldilocks

Posts: 1462; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

I'll take it. The bezels are very reasonable with the TRUE dual front firing speakers.

16. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

I love the place of the search bar underneath the docked apps. That definitely cleans up the look IMO.

17. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

...... Pass!!!

20. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Thankfully it'll only have curves on the sides of the display like on the U11, not curved edges like a Galaxy, phewwww! Crisis averted!

24. airoid

Posts: 126; Member since: Dec 13, 2016

XL2 is built by lg so basically its a v30 with take-away features. I like v30 better with microsd, qdac and headphone jack.

28. Sparkxster

Posts: 1186; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Don't have much longer until the unveiling of the new Pixels!

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