Months after the launch of Google’s flagship smartphone Pixel, the Google Pixel 2 – slated to make its debut sometime in the latter 2017. The leaked renders come from Chinese website Anzhuo, and show the alleged upcoming smartphone to be significantly different from the current generation.
Right off, you can see that the Google Pixel 2 appears to have a thinner bezel design on both the top and bottom of the device. The back of the device is also completely modified, with a full glass back compared to the original Pixel’s half glass and aluminium body. The new phone is also sporting chamfered edges.
The Google logo shifts further down the back plate, with the camera and flash aligning with the centre above the fingerprint scanner. The speakers on the Pixel 2 also appear to have moved from the bottom of the device to the lower bezel on the front. The top continues to sport the 3.5mm headphone jack with USB Type-C port on the bottom. The placements of the antenna bands have also changed.
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There have not been many leaks about the Pixel 2 with regards to specs, but it is expected to be powered by Qualcomm’s newest Snapdragon 835 processor. Google Pixel 2 is also expected to see a bump in RAM, going up from 4GB to 6GB; while also getting an upgrade in screen resolution.
The original Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL were launched in October 2016 running on Qualcomm Snapdragon 821. The phones feature 4GB RAM, 32/128GB of storage and feature 12.3MP primary camera along with an 8MP front shooter. The smaller Pixel device comes with a 5-inch AMOLED display, while the larger Pixel XL sports a 5.5-inch display.