At a time when Google is just days away before the official unveiling of its next-generation Pixel phones, dubbed the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, key specifications of both the upcoming handsets have been leaked online on Thursday. Google proved its mettle in the camera technology with the original Pixel, which retained the title of the world's best smartphone camera for nearly a year despite fierce competition. The screen to body ratio is in the 80% to 85% range, which indicates that the Pixel 2 XL will have thin bezels and an edge-to-edge screen similar to the Samsung Galaxy S8. Given the fact that the Google Pixel 2 will be made by HTC, this is not necessarily a surprising feature, however, it is a nice and welcome one. We also know that the cameras will feature OIS and Google Imaging Chip. In other words, the new Pixel phones will also come with the support for the regular physical SIM, which will be nano-SIM in this case. The search engine giant has still managed to offer Portrait Mode on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, reports XDA Developers. Yes, any leak is incomplete without mentioning the 3.5mm audio jack.
- Internal storage of 64GB and 128GB. This is the same processor that powers most of the high-end Android phones this year. Since the Pixel 2 will be arriving with a smaller display that supports FHD resolution, it is unlikely to support Wide Color Gamut. Other than this, the handset will look more or less like its predecessor.
- The Pixel 2 will have a 2700 mAh batter.
Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has signed an agreement with Alphabet subsidiary Google to sell some of its mobile phone businesses to the latter for USD1.1 billion. So waterproof and dustproof both of them. Now, a feature called "Active Edge" will also be a part of this package it seems, and it will allow you to squeeze the phone in order to launch Google Assistant or to mute incoming calls or alarms. Earlier this year, at the Google I/O Developer Conference, some Pixel devices were spotted running with a redesigned Pixel launcher. Google will call the feature Active Edge. We have come across plenty of rumors that users will be able to activate Google Assistant simply by squeezing the phone's frame. Also, we have heard of the revamped Home screen for the two phones, with the placement of the Google Search bar changing. Both the phones, however, are expected to offer unlimited free Google cloud storage to users until 2023.