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Alleged Google Pixel 2, Pixel XL 2 specs leak out

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ENOUGH of talks about the Apple iPhone 8 and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 for now. We’re finally getting a whiff of the next iteration of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones that were launched in October 2016.

According to a source of mobile-software development community XDA Developers, these are the specs of the upcoming devices:

Code-named Walleye, the smaller of the two smartphones has the same 4.97-inch 1080p AMOLED display as the current one. The bezels surrounding the screen are large, so Google is placing stereo speakers there — at the expense of the 3.5mm headphone jack, unfortunately. Boohoo for those who hate the iPhone 7 because of the lack of that audio jack.

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Underneath the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset with 4GB of RAM. There’s a Pixel 2 with 64GB of internal storage, but it’s possible that there are other options as well.

Known internally as Taimen, the Pixel XL 2 sports a larger screen with smaller bezels this time. Think 5.99 inches instead of just 5.5 inches. The 1440p OLED panel is made by LG, which is not surprising considering that Google is said to have already invested in the Korean manufacturer’s display division for the upcoming phones.

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On the back is a two-tone glass and metal finish similar to the one you see in the current Pixel units. However, the glass does not enclose the fingerprint reader anymore. As for the sensor, those who are waiting for the company to join the dual-camera bandwagon will be disappointed to know that there’s only one camera on the rear.

Powering the device is a Snapdragon 835 chip with 4GB of RAM. A model with 128GB of built-in memory will be offered, though there may be other storage options.

How does everything sound thus far? Sound off in the comments. (Image via Austin Evans on YouTube)

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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has 18 years of experience as an editor for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. She took time off journalism to manage OPPO’s digital-marketing campaigns. When not busy with her babies, she’s working on Revü, a passion project — or probably traveling or obsessing over her favorite bands, movies, TV shows, and basketball teams.