Apparently that saying that “When it rains, it pours” applies to Google Pixel 2 leaks.
Shortly after a couple of images of the Pixel 2 XL surfaced online, several more renders that show off Google’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have been leaked by VentureBeat. The Pixel 2 doesn’t look too dissimilar from the original model, but this time it’s got front-facing speakers and a fingerprint reader that’s now below the glass panel that holds the rear camera.
Meanwhile, the Pixel 2 XL takes the same design as the Pixel 2 and trims a bit off of the top and bottom bezels. It, too, appears to have front-firing speakers.
The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are expected to have similar spec lists, save for their screen sizes. The Pixel 2’s display will reportedly be a 5-inch 1920x1080 panel with a 16:9 aspect ratio. The Pixel 2 XL will step things up to a 6-inch Quad HD+ screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio.
The two new Pixel phones will reportedly each feature a Snapdragon 835 processor paired with 4GB of RAM, 64GB and 128GB storage options, a 12-megapixel rear camera, and Android Oreo.
As for when you can buy one, it’s expected that the Pixel 2 will launch on October 19th and the Pixel 2 XL will arrive nearly one month later on November 15th. Pre-orders are expected to be available for both phones. Previous rumors have pegged pricing as $649 and $749 for the 64GB and 128GB Pixel 2 models and $849 and $949 for the 64GB and 128GB Pixel 2 XL phones, respectively.
It’s kind of disappointing that the Pixel 2 may not feature the same slim bezels as the Pixel XL 2, especially since there aren’t a ton of options out there for high-end smartphones with smaller screens. Folks interested in smaller screens are gaining front-facing speakers that weren’t on the original Pixel, though, and it’s rumored that Google and HTC will include an Edge Sense-style feature that’ll let Pixel 2 owners squeeze their phone to perform actions, too.
What do you think of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL?