New Google Pixel 2, Pixel XL 2 Renders Leak: No Dual Cameras, No 3.5mm Jack


Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 are about two months away from a launch. It is expected that the devices would come out in early October, around the same time the Pixel phones launched last year. There have been many speculations and leaks which have hinted at the device in the past. The latest render to come out shows us two interesting details about the upcoming smartphones from Google, both of which aren’t really the most positive signs for this phone. Let us take a closer look.

The latest leaks showcase the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 kept side by side. They showcase the difference in size between the two phones, which is pretty much the same as last year. However, two of the most interesting observations that can be made are the absence of a 3.5mm jack, as well as the absence of a dual camera.

It had been speculated for a long while that the gen-next Pixel phones would indeed feature a dual camera on the back and that Google would be doubling down on their strongest suite. However, that is not the case this time. In line with the previous leaks, the camera of the phone does come with a bump around it.

As spotted in renders of the past, this render to showcases the fingerprint scanner to be placed below the glass back portion unlike last year. Google is likely to make the phones waterproof this year as this was one of the biggest deal-breakers for them in 2016. Additionally, the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 would also feature a large bezel-less edge-to-edge display giving the phones more screen area on the same sized phones.

The phones are said to come out in a 64 GB and 128 GB variant this year, and are expected to run in 6GB of RAM. The Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 will be powered by Qualcomm’s new processor, the Snapdragon 836. Stay tuned with us for more details on the devices.