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The handset will be launched with two versions; a Pixel and Pixel XL. The Pixel 2 will first go on sale, followed by Pixel 2 XL, which will reportedly go on sale by November 15. This makes way for the 18:9 aspect ratio, something the Google Pixel 2 didn't have a year ago. Interestingly, the "Made by Google" Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones were unveiled exactly year ago, on October 4 2016. Google's event takes place on October 4, and we'll be there covering all the latest releases. The Pixel 2 XL is expected to come out with an active edge squeezable edge on the left side, similar to what we saw in the HTC U11 earlier this year.

The Pixel XL 2, with its Snapdragon 835, would've been far more impressive a month or two ago. Pricing is rumored to be $649/64GB and $749/128GB for the Pixel 2 and $849/64GB and $949/128GB for the Pixel 2 XL. That's why a lot of people have been waiting for the Pixel 2 and XL 2 to be launched. This feature may be specific to the Pixel 2 as it's derived from HTC's Edge Sense squeezing feature. The flagship Pixel 2 XL (below) made by LG features a 6-inch display with a QHD+ resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio. Variants with 128GB storage will also be available. Now, a report from Venturebeat claims to give us a clear picture on the two handsets and also reveals some more details on their specifications.

The Pixel 2 still appears to keep its thick bezels at the top and bottom of the device whilst the Pixel XL 2 has an nearly edge-to-edge screen. The dual front speakers are clearly visible in the latest leaks so we can assume that Google has rid the Pixel 2 of the earphone jack.

Rumor has it that the new Pixels will launch with Android 8.1 Oreo and will also feature a redesigned version of the Pixel Launcher, which debuted on the Pixel and Pixel XL past year. For storage you can choose between 64GB and 128GB.

While initial reports speculated that the phones might come with the Snapdragon 836 processor, those reports were proven wrong as Qualcomm had stated that it did not manufacture any kind of chip resembling the speculation behind the Snapdragon 836. Here's what you need to know.

There is also a Chromebook icon that is seen next to the Google Home and smartphone icon.


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