Google’s next phone may go the way of the iPhone.
Google is going to announce next-gen Pixel phones next week on Oct 4. There are few leaks paint an unofficial picture of what features we are likely to get in Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. A headphone jack in not one of those features we’ll be getting in Pixel 2 XL.
And there appear to be a few fundamental differences between the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.
Both Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and will support “Pixel Cameras” that features both optical image stabilization and Google imaging Chip. There will be two variants for both 64GB and 128GB and It will be IP67 certified for water-dust proofing.
It is expected that there will be two front-facing speakers on smartphone and they’ll be running on Android O (of course, after all its Google’s OS). Google has decided to nix remove 3.5mm headphone jack (seems like Google is following Apple’s strategy).
Further, Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will be coming with an Active Ege feature that will let you squeeze sides of a smartphone to activate certain features.
What is the different between both? The Google Pixel 2 will have a full-HD screen with a flat design, while the Pixel 2 XL will reportedly feature a quad-HD resolution and curved display. The report didn’t say how big the screens are, but earlier rumors have suggested 5 inches for the Pixel 2 and 6 inches for the Pixel 2 XL.
Beyond that, the larger version will have a bigger battery measuring 3,520mAh, compared to the 2,700mAh pack in the smaller model.
The smaller Pixel 2 is expected to start at $649, and the Pixel 2 XL could start at $849.
Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Specs Rumored
|Google Pixel 2||Google Pixel 2 XL|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835|
|Screen||5 inches Full-HD with Gorilla Glass 5||6 inches Quad-HD with Gorilla Glass 5 and Wide Color Gamut|
|Cameras||Pixel Cameras with OIS and Google Imaging Chip||Pixel Cameras with OIS and Google Imaging Chip|
|Storage||64GB and 128GB||64GB and 128GB|
|Audio||Dual Front-Facing SpeakersNo 3.5mm Headphone Jack||Dual Front-Facing SpeakersNo 3.5mm Headphone Jack|
|Software||Android Oreo||Android Oreo|
|Add-Ons||Active Edge||Active Edge|