Google is having a launch event on October 4th for the new Pixel 2 and fans are quite excited. There are lots of rumors going around after they had a strong release last year, so let’s talk about some of the things that Google is updating with this new release.
The first noticeable change is the display. It’s much bigger with thinner bezels all around, which results in a rumored 6 inch full AMOLED display for the XL.
The Pixel 2 has rounded corners and the glass has curved edges that blend in on the XL. The fingerprint reader appears to be on the back again and will not be located under the glass panel. With the configuration shown it will likely not feature wireless charging.
The camera on the first generation Pixel was considered by some to be the best cell phone camera out there, so any upgrade for the second generation would make the greatest camera even better. This is rumored to be a big focus on this upcoming phone.
A really interesting rumored feature is that the phone will have a squeezable frame. This would mean that squeezing the phone would trigger some sort of action, something we see on the HTC U11. That is the only other phone that currently does this, so it makes me wonder if this is going to start being a feature we see on more phones.
The Pixel 2 is also rumored to have a front facing dual stereo speaker system, which would be an excellent upgrade from the non-front facing speakers on the first one. There is also a rumor that there will be no headphone jack, but that has yet to be confirmed. I hope headphone jacks don’t start going away on future phones.