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Google Pixel XL 2 to feature significant design change

by Brandon Russell | June 9, 2017June 9, 2017 3:00 pm PDT

The Google Pixel XL 2 could feature a pretty significant change when it’s released later this year. At least, according to info that recently popped up on GFXBench.

According to the listing, the device may feature a 5.6-inch screen with a resolution of 2560×1312, which you’ll remember is the same as we saw from Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone. Of course, considering how popular edge-to-edge displays have become this year, it’s no surprise to hear Google may adopt a similar approach.

We’ve heard the search giant could release as many as three devices this year, so there’s a possibility the Pixel XL 2 listed on GFXBench’s website could be Google’s top of the line model. It’s very possible Google will release two devices very similar to the existing Pixel handsets that only feature internal changes, with a third device that sports all the bells and whistles.

That’s essentially what we’re expecting to see from Apple this year with an iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus, and iPhone 8 (or iPhone X).

Some of the other specs listed on the site points to the Pixel XL 2 featuring 4GB of RAM, a Qualcomm processor, upwards of 100GB of internal storage, and a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera. Android 7.1.1 is also listed, but we already know Google plans to introduce Android O by the end of the summer.

The original Pixel’s design left a lot to be desired, so with the Pixel XL 2 possibly featuring a bezel-less screen, the design could be changed in a big way. Google released the Pixel last October, but with Android O’s release on the horizon, we could see the new models much sooner than that.

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...