Pixel 2 XL to have tiny bezels all around, while Pixel 2 said to stick with older design

Google is rumored to unveil its second generation Pixel phones on October 5th, exactly one year after the launch of the original Pixel, and we already know that the phones will be powered by the yet unannounced Snapdragon 836 system chip, a slightly faster chip than the 835 that is currently found on most Android flagships.

Interestingly, we now learn that the Google Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL might be very different phones in one important aspect: while leaked pictures of the smaller Pixel 2 show that it will have a large bezel at the top and bottom, the Pixel 2 XL is expected to feature much smaller bezels all-around. Last year, Google partnered with HTC to make both its Pixel and Pixel XL, but what explains this year's expected difference between the Pixel 2 and the 2 XL is that HTC is said to be making the smaller phone, while LG is allegedly tasked with making the bigger Pixel.

The Pixel 2 XL is said to feature a 5.99-inch 1440p OLED display with a taller, bezel-less screen, while the Pixel 2 is said to have a 4.97-inch 1080p OLED screen with bigger bezels.

Interestingly, the audio jack that Google emphasized so much in marketing for the original Pixel seems to be gone on both phones.

Other key features include dual front speakers on both phones, squeezable displays similar to what we have on the HTC U11, and an always-on display mode.

source: Ars Technica

Related phones

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
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



1. foreverNOOB

Posts: 179; Member since: Jul 07, 2017

So, Pixel 2 XL will just be a little bit bigger than Pixel 2 then i will go for Pixel 2 XL for sure...................,..........................​............. ........after i'm finish with Note8 and V30.

8. rebretz

Posts: 114; Member since: Dec 26, 2011

The Pixel XL 2 will be the same size as the Nexus 6P based on the CAD leaks from onleaks.

12. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Having had both the Nexus 6p and the regular Pixel, there is a big difference. The Pixel is much better for one handed use vs the 6p.

20. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012


22. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Either you're suggesting an app or telling me to shut up. So in response, either thanks or fuke off!

25. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

You're welcome. I'll f**k off now. Bet you're really confused now huh?

2. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

That was obvious, since the small one will be made by HTC and the bigger one by LG.

3. surethom

Posts: 1730; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Stupid decision that one way to limit sales & loose money, the small pixel needs way way smaller bezels than last years pixel.

4. Bjray

Posts: 199; Member since: May 29, 2014

Thought people said bezel size doesn't matter and like a little "meat" to grab on too... lol

5. Spyro

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

If it ain't broken, don't fix it.

14. superguy

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Not everyone cares about bezels. It's not even on my radar when it comes to looking for a phone. I really don't get the obsession about them. It's purely cosmetic and really not important since people's tastes can vary greatly. Would you really not buy a phone that rocked, met all your needs, and was at a fair price simply because it has bezels?

24. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Same here. The most important part to me is the audio/speakers..

26. dazed1

Posts: 806; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

You are an n00b. Bigger bezels means bigger phone, and smaller screen, bigger bezels means phone that does not fit into pocket, get your brain working.

15. JasontheVeteran

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 05, 2017

It's LOSE sales. Loose means, not tight.

6. antjones21

Posts: 20; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Hopefully it won't be an Verizon exclusive again!

7. DFranch

Posts: 558; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Why? You could still buy directly from Google for any carrier, with no carrier bloat. They even let you finance over time.

9. Cat97

Posts: 1976; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Pixel 2 XL will probably be a re-branded LG V30. Which is not bad at all.

10. disatrousrainbow

Posts: 65; Member since: Oct 24, 2015

Slow news day eh? Because we've already heard all this before.

11. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I was thinking the same thing, nothing new to see here.

13. newbey123

Posts: 702; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Pixel 2 XL for the win

16. teerex42

Posts: 221; Member since: Jun 14, 2012

Not sure why they're having htcrap make the smaller one. Needs to be Huawei again or LG. Hoping the XL will look like the V-30 with minimal bezels and dual speakers!

17. BuffaloSouce unregistered

The Pixel is made by HTC because they made the first ones so there might be a contract going on between them and Google.

18. fyah_king unregistered

I'll get the red and blue XL 2.:)

19. Destin-y

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 25, 2017

Who thinks HTC is making both phones and LG is only making the display for the XL since they already make it for Samsung? With the latest announcement that the XL is going to have slim bezels lends more credence to the idea. Making this change so late in the game makes me think they've always been slated for the S8 type screen.

21. Derass

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 06, 2015

You know, for an article about the Pixel 2 XL, it would be great if there was a picture of it instead of the lower model.

23. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Losing interest in the Pixel phone. Google needs to up the ante real good thing year.

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