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.
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.And just a few days after we saw
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.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
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.