We all know that the Google Pixel 2 is coming, especially after the praise heaped on last year’s models. But it seems like have our first leaks of the next-generation Pixel phones.
According to XDA Developers, citing a source “familiar with the matter that spent time with at least one of these phones”, there will indeed be two models available.
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The so-called Taimen variant is the XL version, packing a 6-inch AMOLED screen with a 1440p display — ideal for VR then. The source adds that the display is made by LG, which lines up with earlier reports regarding Google and LG Display.
Otherwise, a single camera, 4GB of RAM, Snapdragon 835 and smaller bezels are also set for the larger handset, the source says.
The Google Pixel 2 seems to be an evolution over last year’s model, but the headphone jack is a big question
Then there’s the Walleye model, being a smaller Pixel with a 5-inch full HD display (screen tech wasn’t revealed, but we’re assuming AMOLED), similarly large bezels and overall design to last year’s model, a Snapdragon 835 chip and 4GB of RAM.
However, XDA’s source also claims that the small Pixel will have front-facing speakers but no headphone jack. Sigh. It’s unclear whether the lack of a headphone jack applies to the smaller model only or both phones.