Rumored specs leak for the Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL

Yesterday, we passed along some of the new features rumored to come with the Google Pixel 2 and the Google Pixel 2 XL. Some of these capabilities include always on song recognition, a portrait camera mode that will use software to create that all important bokeh effect, and dual front-facing speakers. Now, we have the latest rumored specs pertaining to the two new Pixel models.

The Pixel 2 XL will feature a Gorilla Glass 5 protected curved OLED panel, carrying a resolution of 1440 x 2560 (QHD). Powered by the Snapdragon 835 chipset, the model will carry 64GB or 128GB of native storage. The screen size is unknown, although early rumors called for a 6-inch display. The screen to body ratio is in the 80% to 85% range, which indicates that the Pixel 2 XL will have thin bezels and an edge-to-edge screen similar to the Samsung Galaxy S8.

The Pixel 2 XL is expected to ship sans a headphone jack, and only in certain markets will a Type-C USB headphone be included out of the box. We should see a dual camera setup on the back of the phone with OIS found on at least one of the sensors. The e-SIM card embedded inside the handset will allow users to switch networks without having to swap SIM cards. Google's second-generation fingerprint scanner is on board. An IP67 certification rating means that the device can be submerged in as much as 3.3 feet of water for as long as 30 minutes, and emerge unscathed. A 3,520 mAh battery will power the Pixel 2 XL. Thanks to the HTC-Google transaction, users might be able to squeeze the phone, similar to Edge Sense on the HTC U11, to launch Google Assistant or dismiss an alarm.

The Google Pixel 2 will have the same specs as the Google Pixel 2 XL except for the following changes. The Google Pixel 2 screen will be smaller, won't carry a curve, and will feature a 1080 x 1920 (FHD) resolution. Other differences compared to the Pixel 2 XL include a smaller 2700mAh battery.

Buyers of either model are expected to get unlimited free Google cloud storage until 2023. The phones will be unveiled on Wednesday, October 4th.

source: AndroidAuthority

Related phones

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
Pixel 2 XL
  • Display 6.0 inches
    2880 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3520 mAh
  • OS Android 10



33. DFranch

Posts: 568; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

I don't think I've used the headphone jack in 3 years. It's fine by me if they get rid of it.

32. smoked_2na unregistered

"The Pixel 2 XL is expected to ship sans a headphone jack" I'm out!

29. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Hmm, the e sim might be a problem.... The way the article was worded they just said the smaller pixel would have a smaller display, they didn't mention that it would be bezeltastic as the leaks suggest. Maybe google is scrapping that outdated iPhone 8 esque smaller variant and is making the smaller one exactly like the bezeless XL but smaller. One can hope, I would definitely get that variant.

27. ozzyager

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 09, 2011

I'm hoping with all of these peeps NOT interested in the Pixel just means I'll have an easier time getting one myself...

26. bigheadwillie

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

I used to be in the same camp as you guys, and think there was no way to get the same sound quality as a headphone jack from BT. I recently purchased a set of Sony MDR-1000x BT headphones that support LDAC, and once my Pixel XL was upgraded to Oreo i hear absolutely no difference between the LDAC bluetooth connection and the headphone jack. So bluetooth is coming along nicely, and finally there are some ways to get quality sound over BT. What awesome is that Sony donated LDAC to Android, so starting with Oreo it is inclued in the OS.

25. det_bradlee

Posts: 164; Member since: Jun 08, 2015

Article suggests HTC is making the XL. Please correct this.

24. Arashmahmoodi25

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 07, 2017

the problem is the source of energy that headphones need. humans should not be in rush , bluetooth technology is good but not enough for now. we dont have the technology yet for goin completly wireless , . it takes a lot of time , maybe 2030 we kinda get it . im sorry humans im sorry for my ppl . its sad that they did this to us.

23. theunspoken

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

I had pointed out a phonearena typo error and instead of thanking for it,phone arena deletes my comment,s**t arena Google glass 5 instead of gorilla glass 5 Here's the proof

22. sun0066

Posts: 289; Member since: Feb 12, 2011

No sim card , passed,the beauty of the sim card is you can switch phones whitout call the company or go online to make the switch

19. torr310

Posts: 1734; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Mate 10 probably will have better specs.

17. surethom

Posts: 1768; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

WTF 2700mAh battery pathetic 3200mAh minimum that has just killed the phone.

21. vincelongman

Posts: 5826; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

*3520mAh on the Pixel 2 XL That's bigger than the Note8's 3300mAh and V30's 3300mAh The Pixel 2's 2700mAh would be disappointing Its been a disappointing trend on the Note8, S8+, OP5, iPhone 8, ... But given its display is only 5" 1080p and the efficiency improvement of the 835 and Oreo, it probably will still be competitive with the iPhone 8 and S8

28. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I have the regular Pixel, and with a 2770mAh battery I get pretty decent battery life. The last one I took note of I was at 8% remaining, 16.5hrs off the charger, and 4hrs SOT. I'd say that pretty good for that size battery. And the newer one will only lose 70mAh of battery, but keep the 5"/1080p screen, which I believe is the main reason for it's battery life.

14. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

"Buyers of either model are expected to get unlimited free Google cloud storage until 2023" ... is that not the best selling point right there? That's an insane perk for a device that starts at $650.

11. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Smaller bezels then iPhone X, I'm actually shocked by that after the large bezels on the original PIXEL.

9. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

If this turns out to be true, then I'll choose the V30 in the holidays. These pricks doesn't know the value of a headphone jack.

13. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

They'll soon get to know the value of a headphone jack when consumers boycott their handsets till it gathers dust on the shelves. I was interested in the Pixel 2 this year, but I'm ditching it now.

8. chg911225

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 27, 2017

wait... it says resolution is QHD(1440 x 2560) and has screen to body ratio somewhere between 80 to 85 percent(similar to S8), but S8 has resolution of 1440 x 2960 and I don't see anywhere in AA's article mentioning screen resolution.

7. HillaryClinton2020

Posts: 192; Member since: Feb 08, 2017

nothing special but just got taller, big yawn to Google

6. Derekjeter

Posts: 1580; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Dude!!! The screen is curved??!!! Why the f**k would they do that? It's a gimmick on Samsung phones and it will be a gimmick here. Please just do a flat edge to edge display. Enough with the curve BS.

18. JohnR

Posts: 165; Member since: Sep 08, 2017

Why? Because someone might actually buy this one.

30. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

No idea how you got 6 upvotes. The curves on the GS8 make it absolutely brilliant. The perfect symmetry ergonomics make it easier to handle than any other 5.8 inch phone. It's brilliant. Aren't you an isheep anyways? Get your notchtastic phone and screw the Pixel XL 2. Lol

2. NCAAtourney

Posts: 40; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

"No 3.5mm headphone jack" Pass. f**k every company that omits the jack.

4. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Soon that will mean all of them lol. I went wireless 2 years ago, better start getting use to it now mate and the power connector headphones won't be that bad when someone really starts focusing on making then as good as the 3.5mm jack.

5. NCAAtourney

Posts: 40; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

Nope. Nothing touches wired headphones in terms of sound quality. Let's not forget that it's not like bluetooth magically doesn't work if 3.5mm jack is included. If I'm paying $1000 for a smartphone, it will 100% have a headphone jack. They will NOT die. Greedy companies like Apple just want more bluetooth headphone and dongle profits. Even if you are a bluetooth supporter, you'd be silly not to agree to that the 3.5mm jack should stay even if just for those times you need to connect your phone at a party or in the car without the hassle of bluetooth connection processes.

10. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I'd be an idiot not to agree that the sound quality of the 3.5mm jack is better than bluetooth and the current power connector options. Bluetooth has a ways to go before it catches up to 3.5mm but the power connector does not, trust me in 1-3 years it will be much better as compiles really start to invest in the tech and soon no one will even notice a difference anymore, hell you might even end up saying it's better than the 3.5mm sooner than you think. I get what you are saying though, wireless headphones die and the sound quality isn't as good and the power connector isn't up to code yet so the 3.5mm is still a big deal when it comes to audio. Honestly the way that these companies have gone about replacing it is completely backwards, removing the 3.5mm before the power connector was up to code and some really good headphones and earbuds have been built to support of it was really stupid of all the companies supporting the removal of the 3.5mm jack......anything to save money and make more at the same right smh.

12. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

I want a headphone jack as well, but it's because I want to be able to charge while listening to music. I'd rather see 2 USB C ports than 1USB C and no 3.5mm.

31. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I'm curious, how often do you actually find yourself listing to music while your phone is charging? I personally cant stand having two cords plugged into my phone at once but that is just me so although I have, I rarely do both at once.

15. MaryPoopins

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

I'm with you, NCAAtourney. No 3.5mm Jack. No sale. Maybe this is the way we're going, but I think I can hold out for another couple of years yet before giving up the 3.5mm ghost !!

16. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2564; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Well first of all, car manufacturers have pretty much gotten rid of the aux input in favor of USB ports for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in newer vehicles. There’s fewer and fewer new vehicles that have an aux in. That’s been the trend for at least 2 years. Secondly, while wired headphones indeed have better audio quality than wireless ones, USB headphones have better audio quality than their 3.5 mm counterparts. It’s about time to start accepting a new audio standard after 30 years of the auxiliary jack, although I do agree that there should be two USB ports in order to charge your device while listening to music. And I do agree that there should be USB-C or Lightning Port headphones out of the box. Manufacturers of headphones should also be putting out more USB-C and lightning port headsets.

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