We’ve been seeing plenty of photos of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL over the past few weeks, but none have shown off what the front of the devices could look like. That mystery is now at an end thanks to the ever-reliable Evan Blass who’s taken to his Twitter account and VentureBeat to dish out a couple of secrets about the duo.
The alleged HTC-made Pixel 2 can be seen above, thick with bezels and a conventional 16:9 aspect ratio. It apparently measures a compact 5 inches and boasts of a FHD display. On the other hand, the LG-made Pixel 2 XL will be much larger at 6 inches with a QHD+ screen and an 18:9 aspect ratio.
The Pixel 2 XL gets the benefit reduced bezels, though they’re not as narrow as other 2017 flagships like the Galaxy S8 and iPhone X. There is an upside to having them since Google was able to squeeze in a pair of dual speakers.
Interestingly enough, Blass claims that Google was planning to stuff the smartphones with the Snapdragon 836 processor, but had to change course when there was a delay in the rollout of the chipset. The handsets will stick to the Snapdragon 835 SoC as a result.
In terms of specs, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are expected to pack 4GB of RAM and a single 12MP rear camera. The former might be sold at $649 (64GB) and $749 (128GB) starting from October 19. The latter may up the price to $849 and $949, respectively, and hit shops on November 15.
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Other than its Pixel pair, Google is also set to announce the Pixelbook, Home Mini, and Daydream View. Stay tuned for more on its hardware announcements come October 4.