After Apple ruled the roost with its stellar launch of the iPhone 8 and X version in October, all tech freaks have their eyes on Google's Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, the company's much-awaited next-generation Pixel devices. The images of the state of art devices have been leaked in full merely a day ahead of the official launch on Wednesday. Tipster Evan Blass aka @evleaks shared images of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL which show the handsets in their full glory.
Here are some of the tech specs which have been teased via Tipster Evan Blass. Based on preliminary leaks, the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are said to be manufactured by HTC and LG respectively.
The leaked images confirmed that the new Pixel 2 XL's biggest feature shall be 18:9 aspect ratio displays. The Pixel 2, on the other hand, will come with a 5-inch full-HD display with an aspect ratio of 16:9.
The leaked images suggest that both the handsets will sport dual speakers at the front - one above and another below the display. The home screen seems to have also received a slight revamp, and includes calendar details such as a scheduled meeting alongside weather, and time information.
The new pixel hardware seems to have received a complete overhaul when it comes to the rear panel, as per a report by VentureBeat. The back panel will sport a glass at the top part though this year it has been painted in solid colours. The leaked images tip that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will come in two colour combinations Black for the top part, and White for the bottom part at the back of the handset.
According to Droid Life, the pixel will be priced at $649 (roughly Rs. 42,000) for the 64GB and $749 (roughly Rs. 49,000) for the 128GB version. The Pixel 2 XL, on the other hand, will be priced at $849 (roughly Rs. 55,750) and $949 (roughly Rs. 62,250) for the 64GB and 128GB versions respectively.
The Google Search bar has also been relocated to the bottom of the screen which seems weird to start off but is a better placement considering the fingers easily reach the lower part of the screen.
For specifications, both the Pixel 2 (pictured above) and Pixel 2 XL smartphones are expected to be powered by Snapdragon 835, similar to other Android flagships launched this year. In terms of display, the Pixel 2 XL is said to sport a 6-inch QHD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio.