If the Google Pixel XL 2017 will have silver and blue versions, here's what they could look like

If the Google Pixel XL 2017 will have silver and blue versions, here's what they could look like
Yesterday, thanks to a render revealed by Android Police, we saw what's supposedly a near-final design of a new Google Pixel XL smartphone - a 6-inch handset reportedly manufactured by LG.

Expected to be announced sometime this fall, the Pixel XL 2017 (or Pixel XL 2) could have at least one of the three color variants that the Pixel XL of 2016 has: black, silver, and blue. 

The render revealed yesterday showed a black Pixel XL 2017, so maybe you also want to see what the smartphone would look like in silver and blue. Thanks to Twitter user Benjamin Geskin, we can now take a look at what could be a next-gen Pixel XL in blue, as well as in silver. As you'll notice below, these blue and silver renders are based on the render from yesterday, which means they should be pretty close to the final design of the upcoming handset, thin bezels and all.

As a reminder, the 6-inch display of the new Google Pixel XL is expected to be a flat one, although the glass covering it should be curved on the sides.

The new Pixel XL might be officially unveiled in October, alongside a smaller, 5-inch second generation Pixel. We'll see then how close to reality these renders are.


source: Benjamin Geskin (Twitter)

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32 Comments

1. maherk

Posts: 6679; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

They need to either make the back all glass or all metal, this design choice was criticized by almost everyone. And it's not like there was wireless charging for them to slap a piece of glass on that back.

3. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Design looks great to me. Best looking phone I've seen to date.

4. maherk

Posts: 6679; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I'm glad that your alternative account also agrees with you. Anyways that's my opinion, make sure next time to leave your comment down below and not reply to my comment, as I have no interest in knowing what you like and dislike :)

5. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

"make sure next time to leave your comment down below and not reply to my comment" no lol

7. Bankz

Posts: 2478; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

I really love this pixel.. Looks sexy AF tbh.. Color me squeezed. ;)

8. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Same here. Looks similar yet far better.

24. Nexus4lifes

Posts: 286; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Ya that Blue looks gorgeous..

12. vapotrini

Posts: 15; Member since: Jul 21, 2016

How does having a glass back on a mobile phone possibly make sense to anyone?

13. maherk

Posts: 6679; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

1- That's my opinion, glass, metal, and plastic all make sense to me. 2- Why would a company use both materials in the same phone? Isn't that a bit confusing for those who dislike glass phones or maybe those who hate metal phones? 3- It doesn't offer any extra functionality like wireless charging for example. Again, IN MY OPINION, it should've been either metal or glass.

15. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

All caps? Calm down a bit.

21. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Surely, if you are able to express YOUR opinion. Why can't others share THEIR opinions? Isn't that the point of the comment section? Pwease no hate that was just my opinion LOL.

25. lyndon420

Posts: 6446; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Plastic all the way for me...but that's me.

14. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

For wireless charging. However, that's not a crucial feature for me, and I do agree glass backs on mobile phones are silly.

28. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

The reason they went with some glass on the back was wireless transmission. Having a window that doesn't attenuate RF signals translates to better signal transmission and reception. Personally I wouldn't want all metal for the reasons stated above, and I wouldn't want all glass because it's just asking for a repair down the road when it gets damaged.

2. aegislash

Posts: 1434; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Just out of curiosity, why did so many OEMs switch to rounded corner screens this year? It seems weird that it seems to be a huge fad all of a sudden.

19. bucky

Posts: 3771; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Because they have all been following each other since the dawn of time. Some have more influence than others. Also, they are making boatloads of cash off of us by simply reducing bezels and improving nothing else...

32. vincelongman

Posts: 5611; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Google is using LG displays LG displays' actually have rounded corner LG said its an engineering choice to improve durability Which makes sense as it reduces stress concentration buildups (like why planes have rounded winded) Samsung displays are rectangular, but they rounded of the corners. Probably a design choice to make it look better (in their opinions)

6. NoAllegiance unregistered

Looks better the the original pixel, but I am still not sure I like the dual finish on the back.

9. imkyle

Posts: 1111; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Amazing design.

10. You_Dont_Say

Posts: 431; Member since: Jan 26, 2015

Take my money

11. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1791; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Will definitely pick up the silver one and keep it for more than a year this time around...

16. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Ok can someone tell me...if the XL2 had a 6" 2:1 screen, how I'd be able to swipe down to view the notifications?

17. Bankz

Posts: 2478; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Gestures? Or it probably won't be as difficult as u think? Frankly, i don't think you'll have much trouble tbh.

18. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

The new launcher allows you to swipe down vertically from anywhere on the screen to pull down notification shade.

27. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

The current Pixels have a swipe down on the fingerprint scanner to bring down the notification shade. A second swipe pulls it all the way down to show the quick toggles. A swipe up will hide it.

20. newbey123

Posts: 696; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Love the look of the black one. Glad I waited to pick up a new phone as the XL will be mine!

23. Foxgabanna

Posts: 576; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

I actually like the look of this a lot.

29. cmdacos

Posts: 3818; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Wow this year's Pixel might even sell as many as 1.1 million units!!! #whocares

34. baldilocks

Posts: 1428; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

A lot of us care. Now go back to your safe space.

30. foreverNOOB

Posts: 141; Member since: Jul 07, 2017

I want black front on that blue one.

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