Tech blog MySmartPrice and famous leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer have once again collaborated to publish a series of renders that depict the smaller of the two Google Pixel devices expected to launch some time later this year.
The Pixel XL 2 is poised to be the true flagship of Google’s hardware offering, while the smaller “Pixel 2” will be a more modest upgrade over the current model.
The two devices’ backs look almost the same, with the glass window recessing at the top an leaving the Pixel Imprint fingerprint reader encased in the aluminium back. Both devices appear to have a USB-C port at the bottom, too, although no headphone jack is in sight.
The real difference is at the front: The smaller Pixel retains more bezel than its bigger sibling — which is going after the Galaxy S8 and, if the rumours are to be believed, Apple’s tenth anniversary iPhone — and houses two visible cutouts reminiscent of 2015’s Nexus 5X.
It is not clear whether those will be used to create a stereo setup, but they certainly look less futuristic than the Pixel XL 2’s almost borderless front panel.
OnLeaks says that the Pixel 2’s dimensions measure in at 145.3 x 69.3 x 7.8 mm (8.2 with the camera bump), while the larger Pixel XL 2 should be 157.6 x 76.3 x 7.9 mm (8.6 with the bump).
The devices in the renders picture the Pixel phones in black, but MySmartPrice mentions that “Google is reportedly considering several colour options for both the devices.”
You can watch the video with the full device render below.
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