We are down to less than a week to go before Google lifts the veil on its Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL handsets. There have been numerous leaks and rumors surrounding these second generation Pixel phones up to this point, though as we head into the homestretch, more specifications for both handsets have emerged.
This is all unofficial, of course—the information originates from an "exclusive source" who spilled the beans to Android Authority, which the site claims to have independently verified using an internal document. That said, the specifications certainly appear plausible, and also align with previous leaks.
Starting with the smaller of the two, the Pixel 2 will feature a similar overall design to the original Pixel, save for the removal of the 3.5mm audio jack and addition of dual front-facing stereo speakers. It will have a Full HD display protected with Gorilla Glass 5. The source did not indicate what size the display will be and was also mum as the amount of RAM, but said it will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 system-on-chip (SoC), with 64GB and 128GB storage options.
Bucking the trend of having two rear cameras for depth of field (DOF) effects, the Pixel will have a single camera on the backside and another one on the front, both with optical image stabilization. These will be powered by a Google imaging chip.
The last bits include a 2,700 mAh battery, dust and water resistance (IP67 certification), and Android Oreo out of the box.
Google's Pixel 2 XL shares many of the same specs, except it has a curved QHD display and a bigger capacity battery—3,520 mAh, which is beefier than many flagships on the market currently. The source also said that Google will toss in free and unlimited cloud storage through 2023 with the purchase with either the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL.
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