This is the 2017 Google Pixel with large bezels

Ken Copeland
August 5, 2017

With no headphone jack and a seemingly generic design that is reminiscent of last year's models, it does not look like Google and HTC are making essential efforts to make the Pixel 2 as dazzling as possible.

Another new feature that's rumored to be coming to the Pixel 2 is squeezable sides. The images also showcase the Pixel smartphone with a single rear camera module, instead of the dual camera system that is now taking up the trend. While the phone does a great job when it comes to specs and features, it lacks in a few other areas, where the nearly year-old Google Pixel XL even outshines it in some aspects. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are said to look identical aside from the larger screen on the XL.

MySmartPrice's report also claims that the Pixel 2 handsets will feature "considerably less bezel" compared to the original Pixel and Pixel XL, and adds weight to recent rumours that the smartphones will be the first to pack Qualcomm's unannounced Snapdragon 836 chipset.

In the adjusted image below, you can more clearly see the edges of the display, showing just how large those top and bottom bezels are on the smaller Pixel.

Google last year garnered praises for its Pixel and Pixel XL smartphone and this year the company is set to launch its successors, allegedly called Pixel 2 and XL 2. So there's some room to believe that the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL2 will have a different look and feel to them.

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What are your thoughts on the Pixel 2? Lately, lots of battery life-related issues have been popping up, which only but suggest the phone is indeed aging after being around for close to two years.

With many OEMs moving towards this direction, it won't be long before you start finding it hard when it comes to bumping into decent headphones that are compatible with 3.5mm audio jacks.

Having said this, GizmoChina further mentions that users can pre-order these cases at MobileFun, where the images were spotted originally.

With the new OS comes a bunch of new features and upgrades over the current Android Nougat and this should make fans even more excited about the 2nd-gen Pixel phones.

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