Pixel 2 supposedly features IP68 water resistance, 64GB/128GB storage, always on display


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.

source: 9to5google

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Pixel 2
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2700 mAh
  • OS Android 10

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35 Comments

31. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

old features!! we want something new!

28. tyger11

Posts: 299; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

"Google is more interested to provide users with a device that captures great photos in low-light conditions' Which is the exact opposite of what that will accomplish. Ugh.

27. GoTstan

Posts: 389; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

Don't like the pixel line. No SD card for starters. Now no 3.5mm jack. Premium pricing (what for?) Bring back the nexus line, much better, still no SD card but better.

30. vartotojas

Posts: 30; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

you are lol

26. KFear

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

If you take a phone apart, yes do believe that some companies many struggle to find room for the headphone jack on some models...but not most. But, the world is coming wireless, and soon headphone jacks will be no more on phones. You can deal with it, because you will have to at some point. Just keep your dongle on your headphones...problem solved. There are worst things...like poor battery life.

22. Kevro_86

Posts: 66; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

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!!

18. Derekjeter

Posts: 1581; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Android phone of the year!!

16. pendragon0202

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

AOD on LCD?

17. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Its AMOLED

13. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

128GB model? I'm sold. I haven't used the headphone jack in a long long time and I'm perfectly content going without.

9. bossman

Posts: 264; Member since: Jan 27, 2016

"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?

20. Lumberjack

Posts: 306; Member since: May 04, 2017

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.

21. combatmedic870

Posts: 987; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Yeah, this is false information. 1/125 can stop motion. Anything less then that ois would be helpful for. Which is likely 50% of the time.

4. jellmoo

Posts: 2702; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Huh... There won't be any differences between the two aside from the display, despite being produced by different manufacturers? That's rather odd...

6. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I'd have expected a difference in design and aesthetics, kinda like it was on the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X.

10. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

"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.

12. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

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.

3. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

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

5. jellmoo

Posts: 2702; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

To be fair, I place a high premium on not having to dislocate my finger when I want to unlock my phone.

7. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

The iPhone 8 with 4 mm bezels suits you

11. fyah_king unregistered

Well, you have short fingers.lol

34. tedkord

Posts: 17532; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No, the Note 8 has supremely stupid fingerprint sensor placement.

2. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2282; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Anything new on the xl?

1. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

"Since the Pixel 2 will lack a headphone jack port". I stopped reading after that. f**k this s**t.

8. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

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

14. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Agreed. Whoever came up with the idea is a total jackass.

24. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

[insert mandatory nonsense about wireless being a proper replacement for wired here]

25. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

I suppose you have an ethernet port on your phone to connect to the internet?

29. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I suppose your PC's monitor is wirelessly connected to your PC? Wired headphones are alternatives to wired headphones, not replacements, there's a reason wires still exist.

32. tedkord

Posts: 17532; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No because that's impractical and a better solution exists. Headphone wires don't have that impracticality, and a better solution that isn't a compromise doesn't exist.

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