Pixel 2 supposedly features IP68 water resistance, 64GB/128GB storage, always on display
by Cosmin Vasile / Sep 06, 2017, 4:52 PM
We're about one month away from the official unveiling of the new Pixel phones, but we've already had our fair share of leaks. Some of the information surface in one of the most recent reports concerning the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones might not have been known before.
The folks over at 9to5google have obtained pictures of the Pixel 2, as well as some information about the forthcoming phone. Apparently, the smaller Pixel phone will have a dark silver back, while the front side features a shade of gray.
As far as specs go, the report says the Pixel 2 will be rated IP68, so it will be dust and water resistant. Additionally, the phone's camera will feature EIS (electronic image stabilization) instead of OIS (optical image stabilization), as Google is more interested to provide users with a device that captures great photos in low-light conditions.
Since the Pixel 2 will lack a headphone jack port, Google plans to include a USB-C to 3.5mm dongle in the retail package. There will be two versions of Pixel 2 available on the market: 64GB and 128GB. Also, aside from the display, there will be no specs differences between the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.
When it comes to software, both Pixel phones will ship with Android 8.1 Oreo on board and will feature an ambient display with an always-on option. Finally, Google Lens is supposed to launch for the masses along with the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Speaking of launch, the same source said that PR embargo for both Pixel 2 phones is October 5th, so save the date.
- 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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"Since the Pixel 2 will lack a headphone jack port". I stopped reading after that. f**k this s**t.
posted on Sep 06, 2017, 5:16 PM 20
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yea i don't understand who told these companies that people don't want the headphone jack .... its like going to a restaurant , asking for a steak and they bring you a salad instead with spices that taste like beef ....the only reason i would accept the idea of no headphone jack is if the battery is so huge that they cant fit the headphone jack in there
posted on Sep 06, 2017, 5:48 PM 3
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"Hey, there's this new trend. It have absolutely no upside to both the user and the company. Let's follow the trend and remove a feature that a lot of people still use just to look cool!"
posted on Sep 06, 2017, 7:29 PM 1
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Pixel will only bring software features The s/note Line are ip68 , 64/128 GB options and AOD ... Add to this the the best design language ever and the mind blowing Samoled display #HiRetina
posted on Sep 06, 2017, 5:29 PM 2
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To be fair, I place a high premium on not having to dislocate my finger when I want to unlock my phone.
posted on Sep 06, 2017, 5:31 PM 5
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Huh... There won't be any differences between the two aside from the display, despite being produced by different manufacturers? That's rather odd...
posted on Sep 06, 2017, 5:30 PM 0
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"Also, aside from the display, there will be no specs differences between the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL." The key there is the words "no specs difference". So while design and size will be different, the specs, like camera, CPU, RAM, etc will be the same much like it was with the original Pixels.
posted on Sep 06, 2017, 5:59 PM 0
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Well, these are Pixel phones, not Nexus Phones, The Nexus phones were designed by the manufacturer which is why each device looked drastically different from one another. Pixel phones, on the other hand, are designed by Google, the only involvement HTC and LG will have is manufacturing the devices.
posted on Sep 06, 2017, 6:18 PM 0
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"Additionally, the phone's camera will feature EIS (electronic image stabilization) instead of OIS (optical image stabilization), as Google is more interested to provide users with a device that captures great photos in low-light conditions." Wouldn't OIS be better for low-light conditions or is this just sarcasm?
posted on Sep 06, 2017, 5:53 PM 0
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OIS is helpful, if shutter is slower. If you use 0.5s, 0.7s , 1s, 1.5s or more it will help. If it takes 1/10s, 1/15s, 1/25s, 1/250s to shoot , it is useless. People use auto almost all the time, in low light ISO will go higher, Shutter gets faster. Too fast for OIS to help. Also way worse than EIS for videos. If the biggest cam manufacturer does not use on their own phones, there is a reason. Google probably thinks the same.
posted on Sep 06, 2017, 7:58 PM 1
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I despise when manufacturers go against what the vast majority of people actually want, simply because they think they know what's best for us. Until we stop feeding them our cash, nonsense like this headphone jack debacle will just keep happening. Screw them!!
posted on Sep 06, 2017, 8:58 PM 0
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