The next Google Pixel devices are not expected to be unveiled until much later this year, but a recent leak may have just given us a very first look at the 2017 Pixel XL. Believed to be packing an almost bezel-less display and a more refined design, the Pixel XL’s successor is quite the looker.
This new information comes from Android Police, which has a good track record with early leaks of Nexus – and more recently, Pixel – devices. However, the site also notes that there’s a chance the early leak isn’t the finalised design of the new Pixel XL, though Android Police is still “exceptionally confident that this image represents the overall look and feel of Google’s new smartphone.”
Nonetheless, the image does show that the 2017 Pixel XL – or the Pixel 2 XL – will sport a modern design. Said to be built by LG this time around, the new Pixel XL is believed to feature a similar 6-inch 18:9 AMOLED display as the LG G6 with minimal bezels, a squeezable frame like the HTC U11 (yet HTC isn’t said to be producing the new phone), and a single rear camera; no dual-camera system here.
If Android Police’s information is accurate, the next Google Pixel XL will be a very interesting flagship smartphone. More importantly, it will be similar in design to sleek-looking phones like the Samsung Galaxy S8+ and LG G6 too. The next Pixel devices are expected to be unveiled by Google sometime in October this year.
(Source: Android Police)