Leaked Image of Google's Pixel XL Shows New Design

Google Pixel 2

Google Pixel 2

The Pixel and Pixel XL were highly anticipated devices, but ultimately they were primarily a first-generation, introductory release for Google, and though they weren't wholly-spectacular, we regarded them a "foundational release".

There are still many features that remain under the shadow, like those of external antenna bands and camera physiques.

We rate this rumor a 8 out of 10 on our confidence scale. The device seemingly borrows inspiration not only from the Pixel XL, but also the LG G6 through the adoption of a taller display with minimal bezels. At least based on the limited information we have now. At first glance, fans will likely notice the device's slimmer bezel, which is slowly becoming a trend for new smartphones lately.

The big question now is, will Google equip Pixel 2 with enough features to beat Samsung's Galaxy S8 and make it the best Android phone of 2017? The "3D" glass effect is also much more pronounced on this phone, though don't go confusing that for a curved display - the screen itself is flat. The company is also using a front facing speaker this time (located underneath the earpiece).

Google recently barged into the high-end flagship smartphone market with its relatively well-received #PIXEL and Pixel XL products. In the below image, which is based on everything we (think we) know so far about the Pixel XL 2, we can see the phone laid between the 5-inch gen 1 Pixel and the 5.5-inch Pixel XL. Or, uh, Pixel 2 XL, or whatever this ends up being called. Google has not been linear with naming its phones.

Finally, we believe that the new Pixel XL will have a "squeezable" frame a la the HTC U11.

The color is exactly as you would expect from a Pixel phone, with the two tone color combination prominent on the back panel.

No doubt, this year's Pixel launch will catapult Google into the age of modern smartphone design.

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