Google Pixel 2 (XL): Images show new Android launcher and thick edges

Google Pixel 2 (XL): Bilder zeigen neuen Android-Launcher und dicke Ränder

New product pictures of Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL show the Google smartphones for the first time in high quality from both sides. Source of the images is like so often Evan Blass’ Twitter account. For the first time, the front of the smartphones can be seen with the display on. The new Launcher offers both devices, thin edges only the XL.

The new images show clearly the differences between Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL: not in the design of the back, but the display-to-front ratio. The cheaper of the two smartphones, the HTC-made pixel 2, has significantly thicker display edges than the LG-manufactured pixel 2 XL. The larger smartphone also offers rounded display corners, while those of pixel 2 taper.

Stereo speakers

Both new Google smartphones are clearly recognizable with stereo speakers on the front, which were still missing the first pixel generation last year. Also with the pixel 2 XL with narrow edges is still enough space for it.

Google moves search bar

Another common feature is the new Android Launcher, which pushes Google’s search bar down between the Android controls and the main app links. The fact that Google is working on a new Android launcher was first seen in May as part of the Google I / O 2017 developer conference, when it was already installed on a demonstrator. At this time, however, it was not yet known that the new Android launcher will not celebrate with the release of Android 8.0 Oreo (test), but first on the Pixel 2 smartphones premiere. It is not yet known whether the new Android launcher will be exclusively reserved for Google’s pixel smartphones, just like the release of Android 7.1 last year.

Show tomorrow from 17:45

Google will introduce the new smartphones tomorrow from 17:45 clock in the Livestream. The higher prices of the smartphones have been available since mid-September, when Droid-Life has published this together with further tomorrow’s expected Google novelties.

Google Pixel 2 Google Pixel 2 XL
(upon appearance)
Android 8.0
Display: 5,00 Zoll
1.080 × 1.920, 441 ppi
AMOLED, Gorilla Glass 5
5,98 Zoll
1.440 × 2.880, 538 ppi
POLED, Gorilla Glass 5
Service: Touch, Fingerabdrucksensor
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
4 × Kryo 280, 2,45 GHz
4 × Kryo 280, 1,90 GHz
10 nm, 64-Bit
GPU: Adreno 540
710 MHz
RAM: 4.096 MB
Storage: 64 / 128 GB
Camera: 12,2 MP, 2160p
Dual-LED, f/1,8, AF, OIS
Secondary camera: No
Front camera: 8,0 MP, 1080p
Secondary front camera: No
↓42,2 ↑5,76 Mbit/s
LTE: Advanced Pro
↓800 ↑75 Mbit/s
WLAN: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Wi-Fi Direct, Miracast
Bluetooth: 5.0
tracking Systems: A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
Other Standards: USB 3.0 Type C, NFC
SIM card: Nano-SIM
Battery pack: 2.700 mAh
firmly installed
3.520 mAh
firmly installed
Size (W × H × D): 69,7 × 145,7 × 7,80 mm 76,7 × 157,9 × 7,90 mm
protection: IP67
Mass: 143 g 175 g
Price: 799 € / 909 € 939 € / 1.049 €


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