Google Pixel 2 image leak suggests big bezels and no headphone jack

Google Pixel 2 image leak suggests big bezels and no headphone jack

Google Pixel 2 image leak suggests big bezels and no headphone jack

As we first noted all the way back in March, and reiterated yesterday, the Pixel and Pixel XL - even after the latter's relatively last-minute swap from 'muskie" to "taimen' - will not have 3.5mm headphone jacks. This is a feature that was sorely missed on last year's Pixel devices after coming on both the Nexus 6 and 6P. Google's sophomore Pixel effort won't be another device that features trimmed bezels or a dual-lens rear camera setup.

The Google Pixel 2 isn't shaping up to be the radical reinvention some had hoped, according to a new leak. The smaller Pixel 2, which is said to be codenamed Walleye and made by HTC, doesn't have the slim bezels like its larger (and LG-made) Pixel XL 2 sibling. On the other hand, while you probably won't miss out on photo quality if you go with the Pixel 2, you will be left without gimmicks such as true black and white images or "Portrait Mode".

Google last year garnered praises for its Pixel and Pixel XL smartphone and this year the company is set to launch its successors, allegedly called Pixel 2 and XL 2.

This is kind of an obvious expectation given that the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are upgrades to the 2016 models. Let us know in your comments below. Both the 2017 Pixel phones will be having a better camera, and that's something really interesting. However, we do have a new report now, which gives us an idea of what to expect from this year's smaller of the two pixels and in fact, there is also an image of the same.

However, word on the street is that the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL could debut with IP68-certified bodies to ensure of their dust and water resistance.

With many OEMs moving towards this direction, it won't be long before you start finding it hard when it comes to bumping into decent headphones that are compatible with 3.5mm audio jacks. The handsets will come with the next major release of Google's mobile OS, Android 8.0 O.

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