Why wait until 9am PT/12pm ET to see what Google’s upcoming Pixel 2 smartphones will look like when you can just check them out for yourself a little early on Google’s Play Store?
Indeed, Google swapped out images of the original Pixel in the Google Home Play Store page with one of the new Pixel 2 smartphones. Based on previous rumours, it looks like the pictured device is the larger of the two Pixel 2 XL:
Google’s own leak doesn’t show the entire device, but we can at least see that the Pixel 2 XL will come with a redesigned front surface with narrower bezels around the display. It also looks like the Pixel 2 XL will have rounded corners, as is the trend in recent flagship devices from Samsung, LG, and Apple. There also appears to be a red power button on the right of the pictured device, which is something that leaked images didn’t include. We’ll have to wait and see for Google’s announcement to see what that red button is all about.
It seems to confirm previous leaks from prolific gadgets leaker, Evan Blass, who recently posted leaked photos of the device’s front:
Verizon’s CMO Diego Scotti also revealed on Twitter earlier on Wednesday that the devices will be Verizon exclusives as far as carriers that will be carrying the new Pixel 2 devices in store. It’s not clear yet if they will work on other carriers like the original Pixel.
Google is set to fully unveil its new Pixel 2 smartphones and their specs in just a few minutes at 9am PT/12pm ET. You can watch the livestream here, or watch right from the video below:
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— Diego Scotti (@diegoscotti) October 4, 2017