An anonymous resource source revealed the characteristics of the new flagship Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. According to its data, the junior model Google Pixel 2 will receive the previous 4.97-inch Full HD-screen, and the older – significantly increased compared with its predecessor 5.99-inch display with a resolution of 1440p. Both smartphones will be equipped with a powerful single-chip system Snapdragon 835, 4 GB of RAM and 64/128 GB of internal memory.
Apparently, Google decided to take the example from Apple and start focusing its efforts on large-sized smartphones. A fresh leak indicates that Google Pixel 2 will not change much in appearance, while the model with a large screen Pixel 2 XL is waiting for serious improvements.
Google Pixel 2 predicts a 4.97-inch display with thick frames around the perimeter, like the original model. Due to lack of improvements in terms of display, the appearance of the smartphone will remain without any obvious changes. However, a copy of the previous model will not be new. The “filling” of Pixel 2 will be greatly improved. The smartphone will receive a Snapdragon 835 processor and 4 GB of RAM.
Google Pixel 2 XL will change everywhere. It is reported that the smartphone will be equipped with a huge 5.99-inch OLED-display with a greatly reduced frame. It is worth noting that the source did not call the device screen “frameless”, so there is no need to completely frame the gap. The hardware characteristics of the smartphone will be similar to the smaller model. In addition, the Google Pixel 2 XL will have a 3.5-mm audio output, while in the 4.97-inch version there will be a rejection of the traditional audio jack.
As for the width, the Google Pixel 2 has 75 mm, the S8 Edge has 72 mm, while the Meizu and Apple have 77 mm than a smartphone, and the more convenient it is to keep. On the example of G6, LG proved it scientifically.
If we talk about awkwardness, then this feeling is caused by the back of the gadget. I repeat that in the photo and pictures from the web the device looks chic. In real life, Pixel 2 XL does not impress: rather thick frame (top 16 mm, bottom 17 mm, left and right to 4 mm), a strange insert on the back of the glass, which covers only a third of the back of the field. In general, the design is clearly an amateur.
In the hand is not bad, but because of the width of 100% comfort is a little lost. The gadget is not slippery. The front panel has an oleophobic coating of excellent quality, the finger slides easily, prints are going, but quickly removed.
The presentation of Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL should take place in September-October 2017.