Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL pictures leak ahead of announcement
The always reliable Evan Blass (@EVLEAKS) of VentureBeat is at it again. This time, bringing us leaked official images of the upcoming Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL devices just days ahead of the announcement.
These images fall in line with previous leaked photos that we have seen over the last few months. The Pixel 2 will be the smaller of the two handsets and will sport a similar design as last years' model, while the Pixel 2 XL will join the thin bezel revolution.
This time around, Google is not wasting all that bezel. This year, they are using that space to incorporate front-facing speakers, which is a very welcomed addition. Even with a much thinner bezel on the Pixel 2 XL, Google still included front-facing speakers.
According to Evan Blass, the Pixel 2 which is made by HTC, will have a 5-inch 1080p display. The Pixel 2 XL, made by LG, will have a 6-inch QHD+ display and an aspect ratio of 18:9. Both handsets will feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM, and a single rear 12-megapixel camera. In addition, both devices will come with two storage options: 64GB and 128GB.
Lastly, the tipster gave release dates for the two Pixel handsets. The Pixel 2 will be released on October 19th and shockingly, the Pixel 2 XL will be released almost a month later on November 15th. Prices, as previously leaked, are $649/$749 for the Pixel 2 and $849/$949 for the Pixel 2 XL.
Google will officially announce both handsets on October 4th at 12PM EST. Live blog and a live stream of the event will be available on here. Check back on Wednesday!