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Google Pixel 2 XL might come with a bezel-less display and a squeezable body

Google’s flagship phone Pixel debuted last year by replacing its Nexus lineup. Its successor Pixel 2 is still a few months away but leaks and rumours are already doing the rounds. A new leak by Android Headlines gives a full view of what might be the upcoming Pixel 2’s large-screen variant.

Android Police claims this source to be extremely reliable and rates this photo leak a 8 out of 10. This is the XL version of the phone but looking at previous trends, the basic Pixel 2 might also come in a similar design but with a smaller screen.

The new Pixel 2’s design improves upon the existing version but cuts down reasonably on the bezels, a trend most phones seem to follow this year. As per reports, LG is the OEM for the Pixel 2 and we can see a hint of that in the gorgeous looking bezel-less display. It is also reported that this might be an AMOLED display and span 6 inches in the larger version of the phone.

Looking at the overall design, antenna bands are nowhere to be spotted. It might also be possible that these bands are made to match the body colour. Rear portion of the phone stays curved, just like the way it was in last year’s Pixel.

The bezel-less design puts the Pixel 2 along the lines of LG G6 and the Samsung Galaxy S8, both of which are beautiful looking phones.

It is still not confirmed whether the phone will have a headphone jack, but the chances of it being eliminated seem very narrow. The speaker grill looks lengthy and might combine with the primary speaker to create a stereo effect, like in some HTC phones.

Surprisingly, the Pixel 2 might also have a squeezable frame like the HTC U11. This technology will let users squeeze their phones with varied intensities to trigger specific actions like launching an app instantly. Camera quality of last year’s Pixel received rave reviews. However, as per the leaked images, it seems the new Pixel might miss out on the dual camera setup and improve upon the existing camera.

The constant flow of rumours about the Pixel 2 is only making the excitement levels high. Pixel is Google’s big bet on smartphones and the company will ensure it leaves no stone unturned for its next flagship.

What else do you expect in the next Pixel? Let us know in the comments below.

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Aditya Mohanty

Previously co-founded a startup called WordKrowd, an online literature platform, which explains his love for writing and reading. Thinks about startups and technologies all day long, thus got himself to Pricebaba for a stint in writing. Stories, both fictional and real excite him. Other close recipients of love from him include good movies and good food.