Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL specs begin to leak

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DBS Concept has just released a new Pixel 2 concept showing us what they think the device should look like when it arrives later this year.

The South Korean tech giant's participation is further cemented by reports coming from Asia, claiming that Google is planning to invest $800 million in LG Display, thus securing the supply of OLED panels for the second generation of the series.

The phone is also tipped to feature a smaller bezel, and that there will be a 128GB (with 4GB of RAM) model available, with the concession that there may be other storage variants offered too. Internally, it is expected to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC and 4GB RAM. For more Pixel news, stay tuned to the XDA Portal!

The release date of the Google Pixel 2 is just a few months away, but the specifications of the upcoming device are slowly being revealed through rumors and a steady trickle of leaks.

The rear of the larger Pixel 2 device would also sport the same metal and glass configuration that Google debuted on the first-generation Pixel smartphones. Unlike its larger sibling, however, the design of the smaller Pixel 2 device would be largely identical to last year's versions. This feature will be missing from the smaller Google Pixel 2. Google had invested Dollars 900 Million in LG's OLED panels, and this makes sense considering the Pixel phones are expected to use these displays. Past reports indicate that upcoming Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 devices are internally codenamed Taimen and Walleye.

As yet there are no details on exactly when these two new Google Pixel smartphones will launch, as soon as we get some more information, we will let you guys know.

The smaller, Pixel 2 or "walleye" will feature smaller design and display.The display will measure around 4.97 inch and with have FHD resolution. There were reports about the company working on three smartphones codenamed Taimen, Muskie and Walleye.

Worth mentioning is that the Walleye does not seem to have the 3.5mm headphone jack. However, this might be something that'll be addressed in the future, and we have no way of knowing whether it means anything beyond a place-holder or left-over name that'll be changed as development progresses. However, the glass window is placed near the top and not encloses the fingerprint scanner like what previous reports said.

We're also assured that Qualcomm's latest and greatest Snapdragon 835 processor will feature in the phone, which is the same chipset we've seen debut in the Samsung Galaxy S8 and HTC U11. More than that, it's said to feature narrower bezels than its predecessor.

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