Google: Pixel 2 to come up with eSIM and image stabilizer

Google: Pixel 2 soll mit eSIM und Bildstabilisator kommen

About a week before the announcement of the pixels 2, and more Google news, the page Android Authority have been leaked additional Details on the features of the Smartphones. Therefore, Google should dispense with a SIM slot and is instead based on a built-in, from the mobile operator programmable eSIM.

The page relies on your message on an exclusive informant, whose information should be available with an internal Google document, which the page also. In it first of all previously known features are called features, such as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (Test), the Display resolutions and memory variants with 64 and 128 GB.

The first flagship Smartphone with eSIM

More interesting of note is that the Pixel 2 is to use not a classical SIM-card, but with a programmable eSIM on the market that can, depending on the mobile service provider configured differently. An eSIM, for example, also in the new Apple Watch Series 3.

In the case of Android Authority, the speech of an eSIM plug-in is slightly confusing place, what doesn’t make sense, since eSIM for Embedded is a SIM, and thus, in the device built-in SIM card, which can be exchanged through a drawer. Instead, the card will be programmed during set-up of Smartphones by customers or directly by the Operator, respectively, on the settings with the access data of the provider. How this works, shows, for example, the iPad Pro with LTE has a SIM tray, but also with a built-in “Apple SIM” is equipped, via the iOS settings to configure.

The eSIM of the Apple Watch Series 3 Cellular can only be in the network of Deutsche Telekom, which actually speaks against the eSIM Standard, which provides for a free use with any provider, which is why, for example, Telefónica has against a support for the Smartwatch. It will be interesting to see what providers the Pixel 2 to the market launch in Germany, can be coupled should be the new Google smartphone is actually only with eSIM on the market. At the first Pixel, the Deutsche Telekom was the exclusive sales partner in addition to the Google play Store. Google’s Pixel 2 would also be the first flagship Smartphone with eSIM on the market.

The same great batteries and a new camera with OIS

The current Leak also details the built-in battery: 2,700 mAh and 3.520 mAh has changed from the first Pixel Generation (Test). Otherwise it looks at the speakers, which will be available in two models in Stereo Formation. Pixels and pixels XL offered relatively poor Mono speaker at the bottom end of the housing. This in turn should be the new Generation and finally to IP67 against dust and splash water protected.

A further improvement to the camera. Unlike many of its competitors, Google will use previously published images is that there is no Dual-camera, but should hold for the first time, an optical image stabilizer (OIS), the absence of which in the last year has been criticised. A new “Google Imaging Chip” is intended to ensure, in addition, also for a better image and video quality. The Ensemble from the back and front camera is probably a “hot Pixel Cameras”.

Google’s new Smartphones will be on 4. October from 17:45 PM presented.

Google Pixel 2 Google Pixel 2 XL Google Pixel Google Pixel XL
(bei Erscheinen)
Android 8.0 Android 7.1
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
5,00 Zoll
1.080 × 1.920, 441 ppi
AMOLED, Gorilla Glass 4
5,50 Zoll
1.440 × 2.560, 534 ppi
AMOLED, Gorilla Glass 4
Bedienung: Touch, Fingerabdrucksensor Touch, Fingerabdrucksensor, Status-LED
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
GPU: Adreno 540
710 MHz
Adreno 530
624 MHz
RAM: 4.096 MB
4.096 MB
Speicher: 64 / 128 GB 32 / 128 GB
Kamera: 12,2 MP, 2160p
Dual-LED, f/1,8, AF, OIS
12,3 MP, 2160p
Dual-LED, f/2,0, AF
Sekundär-Kamera: Nein
Frontkamera: 8,0 MP, 1080p
Sekundär-Frontkamera: Nein
↓42,2 ↑5,76 Mbit/s
LTE: Advanced Pro
↓800 ↑75 Mbit/s
↓600 ↑75 Mbit/s
WLAN: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Wi-Fi Direct, Miracast
Bluetooth: 5.0 4.2
Ortung: A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
Weitere Standards: USB 3.0 Typ C, NFC
SIM-Karte: Nano-SIM
Akku: 2.700 mAh
fest verbaut
3.520 mAh
fest verbaut
2.770 mAh (10,66 Wh)
fest verbaut
3.450 mAh (13,28 Wh)
fest verbaut
Größe (B×H×T): 69,7 × 145,7 × 7,80 mm 76,7 × 157,9 × 7,90 mm 69,5 × 143,8 × 8,90 mm 75,7 × 154,7 × 8,60 mm
Schutzart: IP67 IP53
Gewicht: 143 g 175 g 143 g 168 g
Preis: 799 € / 909 € 939 € / 1.049 € ab 537 € / ab 799 € ab 615 € / ab 999 €


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