Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 to ditch headphone port

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Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 is expected to launch in October 2017. However, we have been able to fetch the features of the phone through rumor mills. Even though there are two months left for the launch, the Pixel XL 2 aka Taimen will not feature smaller top and bezels.

Like in the case of the iPhone 7, Google will most likely ditch the traditional 3.5mm headphone port. We expect Google to integrate audio via USB Type-C port but it requires a special earphone. Will the new earphone be bundled with the product package? Let’s wait and watch.

The VentureBeat has exclusive access to the design of the upcoming handset and it reveals the fact that the new series will not inherit the trending design element. However, the left and the right hand doesn’t include thick bezels and looks similar to that of the Galaxy S8 design.

Based on the reports from the multiple rumor sources, we expect the launch of two Pixel branded handsets with the codename Walleye and Taimen. However, the devices will not be integrated with a dual rear camera. There are contrasting reports about the bezels.

While one report states that there will be no smaller bezels, another report suggests smaller bezels for Pixel XL. It could be also possible that the Google Pixel 2 will flaunt the same display as the currently available Pixel phone. However, the larger model will most likely ship with smaller bezels.

As per the reports, the forthcoming Google Pixel 2 will be manufactured by HTC. Interestingly, the larger variant of the handset, Pixel XL 2 will be manufactured by LG and not HTC. It seems that the search engine giant has given separate contracts. The upcoming Pixel 2 will also ship with front-facing speakers and frames that can be squeezable identical to that of the HTC U11.

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We have seen new trends in the design of the smartphones. Samsung was the first to infuse bezel-less displays in the recently released Samsung Galaxy S8 series. It was followed by LG G6 and LG Q6 with Fullvision display. We will continue to monitor the developments surrounding the Google Pixel 2 series.

Nandukuttan aims to carve a niche in the technology segment after gaining experience in other fields. He loves to listen to old film songs when he is not writing.