More photos of the Google Pixel 2 leak, is this a new color option?


From all we've seen and heard so far, Google's 2017 offerings in the Pixel line are going in two entirely different directions. While the larger device (most commonly called the Pixel XL 2, though the name is not yet confirmed) is jumping on the trend of displays with tall aspect ratios and tiny bezels, the smaller Pixel 2 is keeping much more in line with its predecessor.

And just a few days after we saw the first ever images of the latter, courtesy of the ever-reliable Evan Blass, GSMArena has published a couple more pictures the device, complete with a ton of stickers signifying the prototype nature of the units. Admittedly, the two photos show very little we haven't seen before, though they do give us a better representation of how the device is going to feel in real life.

In fact, the tipster who sent the photo reportedly claimed the Pixel 2 feels better in the hand than the original one, though they don't seem to have elaborated further on this claim. Also, we've got yet another confirmation that the device will lack a 3.5 mm headphone jack. And as GSMArena mentions, one of the photos also faintly shows the rear-mounted laser used for autofocus — a feature inherited from the original Pixel.

Also, the pictures may or may not show us a new color option — we've previously heard Google will be exploring new color territory, but we've heard nothing more specific so far. To us, this looks a bit like a dark blue, instead of the Pixel and Pixel XL's Quite Black. But then again, this could just be a result of the poor lighting the photos were taken with.

The Pixel 2 and its bigger brother are expected to make their debut this fall — we don't yet know any specifics, but we do have some in-depth speculation on the matter. Inside, we're expecting to see a Snapdragon 836 SoC, which is rumored to be the chipset's debut, as well as at least 4 gigs of RAM. And naturally, both devices should come with the yet-unnamed Android 8.0 out of the box.


source: GSMArena

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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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38 Comments

1. maherk

Posts: 6960; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The iPhone 7 looks bezeless when compared to this.

11. bossman

Posts: 264; Member since: Jan 27, 2016

At Least it has front facing stereo speakers.

12. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Exactly. My wallet is ready.

18. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

My wallet is ready for the ip8 and the gs9.

16. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

I'm ready to place my order!

20. maherk

Posts: 6960; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

That's not an excuse for those humongous bezels.

28. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Stereo speakers is a better use of space on the front of a phone than a finger print sensor which ideally should be on the back as it has absolutely no functional benefit to being on the front of the device.

33. maherk

Posts: 6960; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I'm not arguing that. My point that even stereo speakers don't take this much space, Sony phones don't even have these gigantic bezels.

35. Gatorsrule52

Posts: 103; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

Yeah they definitely do

13. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Can't let it go can you?

19. Stranger

Posts: 73; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

Looking at the renders I feel like vomiting

29. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Hardly...https://www.phonearena.com/phones/Apple-iPhone-7_id9815/photos?image=63258 It looks like my Nexus 6P to be honest, which is a damn near perfect phone. I expect to like this one more simply because it'll be smaller, but still with all the powerhouse flagship specs.

2. libra89

Posts: 2297; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Wow so it is actually going to look like this after all.

3. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Thanks to HTC designer, big bezel and without headphone jack are confirmed just like HTC U11. Let's wait for Pixel XL designed by LG. Oh ya, if both are the similar design, I would rather take Nokia 9, whenever cheaper and a headphone jack.

5. Sealblaighter

Posts: 429; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

There is no Nokia 9 if I know right. The flagship will be the Nokia 8, which will be announced on the 16th of august.

8. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Owh oops! Accidently typed wrong! Thanks for the correction!

7. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Nokia 8*

4. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

Apparently Google (and HTC) didn't get the no bezels memo like every other company got this year.

6. superguy

Posts: 464; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Contrary to popular belief, apparently everyone isn't obsessed with bezels.

9. JasontheVeteran

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 05, 2017

You mean duct tape? lol

10. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

New color? Kinda Black? Almost Blue?

14. rebretz

Posts: 114; Member since: Dec 26, 2011

Real life images of the Pixel 2? Perhaps, but I'm still not that big a fan of the design. I would really of liked a 5.5 inch screen in the smaller version with bezels similar to the LG G6. Hopefully this will be the last HTC designed Pixel. And Google better make 64GB the default storage size.

15. fyah_king unregistered

Meh!!! Pixel XL for me.

17. Esteban4u

Posts: 76; Member since: Oct 15, 2013

Guy's, If we want the Pixel 2 / 2XL to have front firing stereo speakers, there's gotta be some bezel at the top and bottom to accommodate it. Judging by the new leaked picture the bezels seem to be as large as on the Nexus 6P. With that much room in the top and bottom, I don't know why Google has chosen to omit the headphone jack, and they can't say it will be to make it more waterproof because waterproofing has been done on phones with headphone jacks (earlier Samsung Galaxy S phones). We can only hope the leaked pictures are from early prototypes.

21. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

I hope LG is making the bezel less one

34. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Then who else would you expect to make or since it's been confirmed that LG is making the XL

22. Joosty

Posts: 482; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Take my money please. I'd take front firing speakers over bezeless screen any day. I have owned the S8 and currently daily drive the G6. This all screen front era is not all its cracked up to be. The devices feel more fragile than anything. However the G6 does feel better in the hand than the S8. If this camera is anything like the U11....take my money now...

24. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Someone is on crack. The gs8 is the most ergonomic phone i ever handled

32. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

It's his opinion. There is no need to get riled up about it.

23. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Thats extremely disappointing

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