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Must see: Google Pixel 2 XL renders will blow you away

by Sean P. Aune | July 26, 2017July 26, 2017 9:30 am PDT

The Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL are two of the most anticipated phones of the year, but what they look like has been a mystery. Thanks to a new set of renders, we may finally have an idea.

Well-known leaker OnLeaks has provided MySmartPrice with some details so that they could have some renders drawn up. These are merely based on leaked information, so designs could be changed before the final announcement.

First up, the Google Pixel 2.

The dimensions for the Google Pixel 2 are said to be 145.3 x 69.3 x 7.8 mm. For reference, the original Pixel measured 143.8 x 69.5 x 8.5, so we would be looking at a slightly taller phone while being narrower and thinner.

As to the Google Pixel 2 XL, it is said to measure 157.6 x 76.3 x 7.9 mm compared to 154.72 x 75.74 x 8.58 of last year’s model.

Both devices appear to have less bezel than last year, but that seems to be the way the industry is moving so we are definitely not surprised.

Two definite notes on sensors and ports, most notably we notice the fingerprint sensor is still on the rear of the device. Not much of a surprise while companies still try to figure out how to best place it under the glass. And notably missing is a 3.5mm headphone jack. While this is becoming more common, it’s just amusing as Google made a point to call out that it retained the jack in last year’s commercial for the original Pixels. Apparently, a year makes a world of difference.

Both the Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL are expected to debut in the next few months, so we shouldn’t have long to wait to find out how accurate these renders are. For now, just enjoy and dream.

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Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...

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