We are just days away from the launch of the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones. Google is all set to launch the second-generation Pixel smartphones on October 4. Now, the key specifications of these smartphones have been leaked online.
A recent report by Android Authority has shed light on the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL specifications. The source seems to have got the information from an internal document that has been independently verified. We will get to know if these specifications are authentic in a week's time and until then we need to wait for the launch event on October 4.
Google Pixel 2 XL specs
It looks like the Google Pixel 2 XL will feature an edge-to-edge curved display with QHD 1440p resolution. The display is believed to support a wide color gamut. The report does not reveal the exact size of the Pixel 2 XL screen but it is said to have a screen-to-body ratio of 80% to 85%. Based on the previous reports, we can expect the screen to be a 5.99-inch OLED panel from LG.
Under its hood, the Google Pixel XL 2 is likely to make use of a Snapdragon 835 SoC paired with 64GB and 128GB storage space. The device is expected to feature stellar cameras with one of the sensors featuring OIS. The Pixel 2 XL will have an e-SIM card that will let users seamlessly switch between networks in the U.S. market. The Pixel 2 XL is said to arrive with a second-generation fingerprint sensor from Google, IP67 rating that makes it water and dust resistant and Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
The smartphone is likely to feature the Edge Sense function as seen on the HTC U11 and this feature will be integrated into the left side of the smartphone. On squeezing the Pixel 2 XL's edge, you can launch the Google Assistant or cancel an alarm. There will be dual stereo speakers and a 3520mAh battery but there will not be a 3.5mm audio jack.
Google Pixel 2 specs
Going by the report, the Pixel 2 will have identical specifications as the Pixel 2 XL with some major differences. The Pixel 2 is said to feature a smaller screen with FHD 1080p resolution and there will not be a wide color gamut. Based on the earlier reports, the device is said to flaunt a smaller 4.97-inch screen. The battery capacity is said to be 2700mAh in the smaller kin of the Pixel 2 XL.
Besides the specifications, Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will offer unlimited Google Cloud storage for free to the users until 2023.