The upcoming Pixel 2 smartphone from Google, which was in talks from quite a while is finally up with something that can be termed official. The next generation Pixel smartphone has been listed on the website for the US’s Federal Communications Commission also known as FCC. The FCC listings confirm that the smartphone will come pre-installed with the Android version 8.0.1 allegedly called as Android O out-of-the-box.
Apart from this, the confusion regarding its manufacturers has also found its way to end as the listing was filed by HTC, confirming that the Taiwanese company will be making the Pixel 2 smartphone. The listing also indicates that the smartphone will be featuring HTC U11 like ‘Edge Sense’ technology which will be named as the ‘Active Edge’ feature.
The feature will enable the smartphone to respond on various squeezable gestures over its edges similar to the U11. Interestingly, this falls in line with a previous leak which suggested that next generation Pixel smartphones could come with touch sensitive body. However, it is still uncertain whether the bigger variant i.e the Pixel XL 2 will also come with the same functionality as it is tipped to be manufactured by LG.
Coming towards the specifications, the listing suggests that the Pixel 2 will be powered by either Snapdragon 835 or Snapdragon 836 considering the “8998” in the baseband. The smartphone is expected to come with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of built-in storage along with NFC support, Bluetooth, and 802.11ac Wi-Fi. We can expect the smartphone to arrive around October as the reports mention that it was the same date i.e 15th August last year as well when the previous generation Pixel smartphone was listed on FCC.
According to some previous rumours, the smartphone will sport a 4.9-inch Full-HD (1080 x 1920 pixel) display and will be powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor. The Pixel 2 is also speculated to hold two front-facing stereo speakers, but will ditch the traditional 3.5 mm headphone jack, going by the current tread.
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