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Google Pixel 2 prototype images reveal questionable design

by Brandon Russell | August 7, 2017August 7, 2017 1:30 pm PDT

We already got a glimpse of the Google Pixel 2, and a new set of images appear to confirm our worst fears: Yes, the Pixel 2 will feature massive bezels and no 3.5mm headphone jack, but there is a silver lining.

We can glean a few key details from the images, which were revealed by GSMArena. First, it appears the Pixel 2 will feature a more rectangular design, closely resembling the Nexus 6P when viewed from the front. That includes dual front-facing speakers, a feature that’s becoming increasingly rare among high-end flagships.

Second, the Pixel 2’s glass back panel appears significantly smaller. It makes for a sleeker, more visually pleasing look. The fingerprint sensor is still present, while the camera lens looks larger than the one offered by last year’s Pixel.

“The in-hand feel was reportedly better than the original Pixel, sleek and elegant,” GSMArena wrote.

Rumors surrounding the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have picked up in recent weeks, suggesting an announcement is just around the corner. Not to mention Google has slashed the prices for the original Pixel smartphones by up to $200.

If you’re looking for a more elegant design, the Pixel 2 XL will reportedly feature an edge-to-edge display, bringing it on a par with today’s biggest flagships. With Android O expected to launch before the end of summer, expect Google to unveil its new Pixel devices soon.


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...