Over the weekend, XDA has unveiled Developers new rumors about the second generation of pixel smartphones from Google, which underpinned earlier information. Thus there will be again a small and an even larger pixel XL. LG is to be the paver of the new Pixel XL with narrow edges.
Small pixel XL in favor of an even larger painted
Google is developing new devices, usually with code names based on fish species. Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are named “walleye” and “taimen”. The code names stand for new pixel smartphones with display diagonals of 4.97 inches and more recently 5.99 inches, reports XDA Developers.
Originally, Google had prepared a smaller new pixel XL under the code name “muskie” (muscles), but the development set in favor of a larger model compared to the previous year, reports Android Police.
LG and HTC are building the pixels 2
The new Pixel XL is to be manufactured by LG, corresponding notes can be found in the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). LG was last responsible for the Nexus 5X (test). The 5.99 inch 1.440p display is to use an AMOLED panel, this year from LG originates. That would explain a previous investment by Google in LG display. Unlike the last year, the edges will be especially narrow – a trend this year the LG G6 (test) and Samsung Galaxy S8 (test) heated. The Xiaomi Mi Mix (test) was one of the first smartphones of its kind.
The smaller of the two new pixels is equipped with a 4.97 inch full-HD display, reports XDA Developers. The design should differ slightly from the last year in terms of the size of the display edges, the manufacturer is rumored to be HTC again. In general, however, the material mix of aluminum and glass for a part of the backside with a fingerprint sensor should not be greatly changed.
Snapdragon 835 and 4 GB of RAM
As with the last pixel smartphones, the installed system-on-a-chip should be the same. The Snapdragon 835 (test) is to be operated with the standard clock rate of up to 2.45 GHz specified by Qualcomm on the large Kryo-280 cluster. The memory gives XDA Developers with 4 gigabytes each. Regarding the memory configuration, variants with 64 gigabytes are designated for pixel 2 and 128 gigabytes for pixel 2 XL. But this is not supposed to be all memory variants.
Market launch with Android 8.0 probably
Last year Google had presented the pixel smartphones in October. Android 8.0 is scheduled to be completed in the third quarter, so the first use of the operating system on the new pixel smartphones is highly likely.
|Google Pixel 2
|Google Pixel 2 XL
|Google Pixel||Google Pixel XL|
|Android 8.0||Android 7.1|
1.080 × 1.920, 443 ppi
1.440 × 2.560, 490 ppi
1.080 × 1.920, 441 ppi
AMOLED, Gorilla Glass 4
1.440 × 2.560, 534 ppi
AMOLED, Gorilla Glass 4
|SoC:||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
4 × Kryo 280, 2,45 GHz
4 × Kryo 280, 1,90 GHz
10 nm, 64-Bit
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
2 × Kryo, 2,15 GHz
2 × Kryo, 1,59 GHz
14 nm, 64-Bit
|Storage:||64 GB||128 GB||32 / 128 GB|
|Camera:||?||12,3 MP, 2160p
Dual-LED, f/2,0, AF
|Front camera:||?||8,0 MP, 1080p
|GSM:||GPRS + EDGE|
↓42,2 ↑5,76 Mbit/s
↓1.000 ↑150 Mbit/s
↓600 ↑75 Mbit/s
Wi-Fi Direct, Miracast
|locating:||A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo||A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou|
|Other standards:||NFC||USB 3.0 Typ C, NFC|
|Battery pack:||?||2.770 mAh
|3.450 mAh (13,28 Wh)
|size(B×H×T):||?||69,5 × 143,8 × 8,90 mm||75,7 × 154,7 × 8,60 mm|
|mass:||?||143 g||168 g|
|price:||–||from 759 € / ab 1.000 €||from 859 € / ab 1.109 €|