There is no doubt that the Pixel 2 is one of the most anticipated smartphones this year. It is evident from the fact that we are already getting a lot of leaked details about the phone when the actual launch is months away. With the newest leaks, we get to know some more details about the Google phone.
Not much time has gone when we heard of two names – Walleye and Muskie – which the tech world immediately said to be the codenames of the two Pixel phones that are expected to be announced later this year. A Chinese source did confirm that the two names were actually for the Pixel phones.
Android Police noticed that the codenames have now been removed from the AOSP, where they surfaced earlier this month. Maybe Google doesn’t want us to know even the smallest of the details about their flagship phones. There can be some other reason, no one knows yet.
However, what we know about the phone is quite a generous amount of information since its launch is still quite far. As the launch nears, we will definitely get a much clearer look at the Pixel phones, like it was in the case of Galaxy S8, when we had almost every tiny detail about the phone even weeks before its launch yesterday.
Coming to the Google Pixel 2, the company is expected to reduce the bezel size of the phone for which it was criticized a lot. A broad chin just sits idle on the current gen Pixel phones; Google could have thrown dual front-facing speakers instead of the single bottom firing one. In fact, Google is expected to bring the front-facing speakers back this time around like, which were last seen on Nexus 6P.
Apart from this, the Google Pixel 2 will come powered by a Snapdragon 835 chipset, the same one found on the Galaxy S8. The camera is another department that will be seeing an update along with some camera algorithm tweaks for an improved image quality overall.
Another interesting development suggests that the Pixel 2 won’t be coming with a headphone jack. If you remember, Google mocked Apple for removing the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 series during the launch event of the Pixel phones last year and also in the product video. It would be interesting to see if Google actually removes the headphone jack, considering Samsung chose to keep it, at least for this generation.