Google Pixel 2 visits the FCC with Android 8.0.1, Active Edge and SD-835 on board

Google Pixel 2 visits the FCC with Android 8.0.1, Active Edge and SD-835 on board
The Google Pixel 2 has been certified by the FCC. Based on documentation found on the FCC website, it appears that the Pixel 2 will once again be built by HTC. The latter has its name all over the FCC filing. The paperwork also reveals that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will have a feature similar to the Edge Sense that is used on the HTC U11. With this feature, users can squeeze both sides of the phone together to open apps, control certain functions (like snap a picture, for example) and more. The FCC leak indicates that on the Pixel, this will be known as "Active Edge."

Based on some leaked screenshots that allegedly belong to the Pixel 2, the handset will come with Android 8.0.1 pre-installed. In addition, the FCC will use the Electronic version of its labeling system on the phone. By the way, if you look at the "System" screenshot under Languages, input and gestures, it reads "Active Edge on, squeeze for your Assistant." Thus, Pixel 2 users will be able to activate Google Assistant by squeezing the sides of the device. And if you look closely, you'll find that the navigation buttons on the screenshots are exclusive to Pixel handsets.

The screenshots also reveal that with 21% of native storage free, 50GB of native storage remained available. That could indicate that the Pixel 2 will ship with a base model containing 64GB of native storage, not 32GB like last year. And under Baseband version it reads mw8998 which tells us that the chipset being employed on the phone is the Snapdragon 835.

Several  documents show a model number of GO11A. That model number recently showed up on the Wi-Fi Alliance for a new HTC handset receiving its Wi-Fi Certification. Not 100% proof, but it does fit with the premise that an HTC built Pixel 2 will be unveiled shortly.


source: FCC, Reddit

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Pixel 2
  • 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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31 Comments

1. itz_charlie01

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 15, 2017

SMH this phone is already a major turn off

2. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

lol, created an account just to say that... Why's it a turn-off? Because it's not iOS?

3. androiduser

Posts: 510; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

im glad thie phone has snapdragon 835.. i don't regret buying the HTC u11 now

5. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

The u11 is a nice phone, but I'm a bit underwhelmed by the battery life. 3,000 mAh seems kinda small for a flagship device with a 1440p resolution display.

18. androiduser

Posts: 510; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

The battery is good but i wish it was bigger :( i use it till around 15% and i get over 7 hours always but if it only was just a bit bigger that would be awesome

14. vincelongman

Posts: 5692; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

What did you expect? 845 isn't coming until next year At best it could be a 836 (a better binned version of the 835)

19. androiduser

Posts: 510; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Snapdragon 836 would have been nice.. I mean it would've been faster and more efficient and now i don't think the pixel xl 2 will be that much better than my htc u11.. Except maybe if they improve the camera and surprise us but still not that much of a reason to upgrade and plus of course stock android and fast updates.

23. sgodsell

Posts: 7365; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The Pixel 2's have AMOLED displays and support Daydream VR, whereas the HTC U11 uses LCD display and doesn't support Daydream.

26. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

No one gives a s**t about Daydream. Stop.

27. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

And you bash Techie for generalizing things for people, like when he says iOS users are dumb and fools who can't see the better offerings of other OEMs... Here you are claiming no one cares about Daydream/VR... Yeah of course, since Apple doesn't support it yet, so it's useless!

28. sgodsell

Posts: 7365; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

No one gives a s**t what you say here kiko007, especially since you are a known iPhone guy. So tell everyone here why you are here again kiko007. Don't bother, we know you are a well known troll. Oh and I care, and well as over a million Daydream users now. So please kiko007 STOP!

29. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Ha ha ha! I was going to say that I didn't forget about Daydream, I just chose not to mention it. I am really excited about VR... once we have the tech to do it right, but for now, it's just something to tinker with.

30. vincelongman

Posts: 5692; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

We don't know if its 835 or 836 yet Both the 835 and 836 will have the 8998 model number (see 821/820)

12. itz_charlie01

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 15, 2017

Was expecting a bezelless display nd also sumthing ground breaking you know it being a pixel but nothing

15. vincelongman

Posts: 5692; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Haven't you been following the rumors, the Pixel 2 XL will have bezelless display We don't really know much else yet

20. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I think Google set the tone of what they were trying to accomplish with last year's Pixel, a top quality device, though nothing flashy, with excessive emphasis on user experience from a software perspective. Last year's Pixel still offers the most buttery smooth GUIs and still one of the best cameras, and to have unlimited cloud storage space for your full quality pictures and videos is tough to beat.

24. sgodsell

Posts: 7365; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

You forgot Daydream VR as well.

4. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

Can't wait to get rid of my S8 for the XL

6. mikehunta727 unregistered

Hm thought it was gonna be the 1st to have S836, guess not

7. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

The baseband version for the 820 and 821 were the same so that's likely the case with the 835 and 836. The phone will launch with either the 835 or 836.

8. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

No way in hell I'm getting a pixel again, waiting for the note 8!

10. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Because last year's Note 7 really "blew away" last year's Pixel? :P For your sake, I hope Samsung learned from their mistakes from last year's Note.

13. troutsy

Posts: 382; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Myx can't get over the Motorola Bionic, Scott can't get over the Note 7. In a way, I guess you are both one in the same.

21. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Say what you will, but keithtae was critical about Google's offering from last year and proceeded to say that he would be going with a device that was infinitely worse with its last release. Logically, his argument makes no sense if the choice is made entirely off of the quality of last year's product, The Pixel is still regarded as one of the best Android devices on the market even after a year, while the Note 7 went down in "Flames and Fury" and resulted in a global recall. Though admittedly, I don't like Samsung phones because of their excessive software thrown on top of an already top quality and flexible OS, it doesn't make my initial statement any less factual.

9. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

Interesting. Waiting for official price and size.

11. UKGUY3

Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 12, 2017

It's a shame Google stuck with HTC for the smaller Pixel. The design was boring last year..

16. vincelongman

Posts: 5692; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

*Its a shaming LG isn't making smaller OLEDs The reason LG isn't making the Pixel 2 is because they aren't making smaller OLEDs yet (Pixel 2 XL will have the V30's OLED) And the S8/iPhone 8 is taking up all Samsung's supply of smaller OLEDs

25. sgodsell

Posts: 7365; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The Pixel 2 is still going to have an AMOLED display like last year's Pixel.

31. vincelongman

Posts: 5692; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yep, but it will be an older Samsung panel similar to the Pixel and S7 It won't be bezelless like the Pixel 2 XL or V30

17. Sparkxster

Posts: 1228; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

I like the pixel 2 but im more interested in the pixel 2 xl.

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