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

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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.

Render of the Google Pixel 2 XL
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

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