On Monday, gadgets leaker Evan Blass leaked a photo supposedly showing the front of the Pixel 2 XL from his Twitter account @evleaks.
With this latest leak, it looks like both the front and back of the Pixel 2 XL have been revealed. Just last week, Blass leaked photos that supposedly showed the back half of Google’s upcoming Pixel devices. Add on top of that all the detailed rumours about the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL specs and features, and we have a pretty good idea of what Google will announce during its October 4 event.
This latest photo reinforces rumours that the Pixel 2 XL will get a premium design overhaul with slimmer bezels around the display. It also appears that the display’s corners have been rounded to keep up with the modern design on recent flagship smartphones from Samsung, LG, and Apple.
Blass leaked another photo on Twitter showing the supposed Pixel 2 XL at an angle, clad in a case. From the photo, it doesn’t look like the display itself is curved as the rumours suggested. Instead, it looks like the glass front panel itself curves into the phone’s edges, like the iPhone 8’s front panel.
No photos of the regular Pixel 2’s front have leaked yet, but most of the rumours suggest that it will look similar to the original Pixel’s design.
According to an earlier leak from Android Authority, Google’s new Pixel phones will have:
- A quad-HD (QHD) 1440p display on the Pixel 2 XL
- A full-HD (FHD) 1080p display on the Pixel 2
- Both will run on the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
- Both will have water resistance up to IP67, similar to the iPhone 8
- No 3.5mm headphone jacks
- Dual speakers on both phones
- Both will feature an “active edge” that lets you squeeze the devices to pull up certain apps
- Both phones will come with 64GB and 128GB storage options
Google is hosting an event on October 4 where it’s expected to announce its new Pixel 2 smartphones. Until then, we don’t know for sure whether or not the photos and rumours accurately represent the Pixel 2 smartphones.
Business Insider will be at Google’s event Wednesday with live coverage of all the announcements.
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