Following leaks of the Google Pixel XL 2, we now have some big news on the smaller of the two upcoming phones! In a recent FCC filing, HTC revealed some juicy details. So, what can we expect from the Google Pixel 2?
While the Pixel XL 2 will be built by LG, HTC is returning as the manufacturer of the smaller Pixel 2. Just like the phablet version, the smaller phone will feature a smaller glass section on the back than we saw last year, though neither phone will have a headphone jack this time. Just like its bigger sibling, as well as the HTC U11, this phone will also feature a squeeze feature. Specifically, you will at least be able to launch the Google Assistant by squeezing the sides of the device, which will now be called Active Edge.
Check out this screenshot from the filing:
Despite some similarities, The Pixel 2 won’t have the same impressive display as the XL 2. If you want a super slim bezel-less screen, you’ll have to go with the larger option. This is unfortunate, considering the fact that other flagship phones have already begun paring down bezels. It might subject the Pixel 2 to the same problem the 1st generation has recently encountered. Both the Pixel and Pixel XL now look dated compared to the Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6, and the upcoming Apple iPhone 8.
That fat forehead and chin may look “so 2016”, but they could serve a purpose. Reports indicating dual front-facing stereo speakers might make up for the more traditional look. Or, they might not be enough to make consumers reach for the Pixel 2 over others with bezel-less displays.
Are you geeks loving Google’s next flagship phones? Based on everything we know so far, would you prefer the Pixel 2 or the Pixel XL 2? Sound off in the comments, and be nice to the iPhone fans!