The Search-engine Giant’s New Flagship-phone will feature flamboyant colors and huge bezels. No dual cameras to be seen. Is this even a flagship or just a fail?
Google, the company behind Android has been collaborating with different smartphone vendors for years now. The Pixel 2 is Google’s latest take on the smartphone. Whereas the Nexus phones have directed the industry toward honing their designs, the Pixel 2 feels like a step back. Newly leaked renders of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL show bulky handsets, wide bezels and no dual cameras.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) 4 augusti 2017
The similarities between the original 2016 Pixel are striking. It appears to be a fingerprint sensor on the back. Apparently, squeezing the sides of the phone will activate software features, much like the HTC U11 we wrote about earlier. However, this time LG stands for the production of the phone. Leaked renders of the Pixel 2 color variants show much more choice of color compared to other flagships. With colors like Quite Black, Very Silver, Really Blue, Abundantly Red and our favorite Red/Black combo(!), the Pixel 2 sure shines bright in the otherwise predominantly black/white smartphone market. However, most of us will put our phones in cases anyway, so any extra color is just for those in the know…
The camera and flash modules are flush with the back of the phones. The original Pixel had one of the best camera modules on the market. Let’s just hope the lack of dual cameras doesn’t affect the new Pixel’s ratings in this department. Last year’s Pixel cost USD $524 when it launched. Considering you can get the OnePlus 5 with dual cameras for USD $479, its weird Google hasn’t jumped on the current smartphone trend.
— Raj. A. Desai. (@DesaiRaj414) 5 augusti 2017
The Pixel 2 XL will feature a 6″ AMOLED screen with 2:1 screen ratio and will be probably be bright as day, considering LG’s producing the screen. It would have been nice with face recognition as in the anticipated iPhone 8 or at least an integrated fingerprint sensor in the home button. Google is expected to unveil the Pixel 2 within the coming months, meaning we’ll have plenty of rumors before launch. Let’s hope we can discern if Google’s new flagship lives up to the expectations once it is released. What do you guys think? Leave us a comment below!