Google Pixel 2 image leak suggests big bezels and no headphone jack

Posted August 05, 2017

Finally, the render also confirms that the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 will not be adopting a dual rear camera setup like a number of flagship phones. Furthermore, the Pixel 2 XL could follow the HTC U11 in coming up with a pressure-sensitive frame that allows users to interact with the edges by applying different amounts of pressures on the edges.

To be with a standard bezel or not to be - that's apparently the question facing the next version of the Pixel after a prominent leaker displayed new images that are reportedly of Google's next phone.

Lots of rumors and leaks have been doing rounds with respect to the 2017 Pixel 2 phones. Along with this, it seems that the case maker has confirmed that the Pixel 2 devices wouldn't be supporting audio through 3.5 mm AUX port, and instead, will be using the USB Type C port for headphones. Make of that what you will, but the Pixel 2 saga just got interesting.

If you were expecting Google to follow industry trends with its next flagship smartphone, you might be disappointed in the latest Pixel 2 leak.

There are talks that the upcoming Google phones could be manufactured by LG and are codenamed as Walleye and Taimen. Tell us down in the comments right away.

What are your thoughts on the Pixel 2? Similar to other 2017 flagships, the pair will drop the Snapdragon 820 series in favor of the new Snapdragon 835 SoC, but some sections are adamant that the Google phones could be the first to debut with the slightly upgraded Snapdragon 836, just like it happened previous year when they got the Snapdragon 821 instead of the Snapdragon 820 that featured in many flagships released in 2016.

Google's Pixel phones have always been rather divisive: their software offer unparalleled purity and fluidity, and their cameras are impressive to say the least. But, unlike a year ago, at least there's a speaker housed in the bottom bezel. Thanks to an image shared in a report today by Venturebeat, we may be looking at it below. The handsets will come with the next major release of Google's mobile OS, Android 8.0 O. And yes, it does indeed look very much like last year's Pixel, only with a couple of design tweaks, a feature addition or two, and a feature subtraction.