It becomes obvious that we are nearing the release of Google Pixel 2 devices and Google Pixel 2 XL. Usually in this case, there are a lot of rumors and leaks, and Google cannot patch these holes.
We have already seen the renamed Pixel Launcher, which replaced the former Nexus Launcher, and also saw evidence Pixel on Geekbench results page. Now we have the first look at what may be on the front panel Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.
Dimensions of 4.99 and 5.46 inches, respectively, can give us a better idea of the size of the devices, rather than the overall design. Since it is only the front panel, maybe it was the old prototypes, which have since been scratched, or they can be a real commodity.
But if they turn out to be real, this could lead to a conflict with the covers that are currently being appeared on Amazon. These cases appeared yesterday, and if they are legal, then show that both devices will have fingerprint scanners on the back of the device and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Covers show that Google Pixel 2 will have a size of 5.2 inches, and Pixel 2 XL – 5.5 inches.
And, finally, we find some legality with regard to Pixel devices. There are 2 entries in the Global Certification Forum database, which show that HTC and LG will indeed be manufacturer. The reason for the entries compared to only 2 is that there will be a North American version and an international option for each device. We already knew that HTC will be a manufacturer, but it largely confirms this knowledge.
In addition to being the first devices to run on Android 7.1 Nougat, we expect to see a redesigned layout of the navigation panel using the fill buttons. The home page button can eventually become solid, which is a departure from the design of the “flower” that we saw in the past.
As for the assembly itself, both devices will look like HTC 10, but do not have any HTC branding. Instead, there is a possibility that Google will choose “G” for its symbol on the back of the device. Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will include an aluminum assembly, with a glass or glossy plastic cover where different antennas will be placed. The front part of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL has nothing but a conversation speaker at the top, and their speakers are built into the earpiece.
These rumors are already a little boring, but we are so close to the official opening ceremony that we cannot talk about them and become more and more agitated every day. By the way, earlier rumors suggested that Google will hold the event on October 4, introducing new Pixel devices along with Google Home, Google Daydream Viewer and the new Chromecast with support for 4K.