New Google Pixel 2 leak: The headphone jack is gone

The Google Pixel pair of devices should be announced sometime in October this year.

Published Fri, Jul 28 2017 12:48 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:54 AM CST

Google's Pixel smartphone was one of the best phones of last year, and the company has already confirmed that its successor would come this year. As the launch date approaches, we are getting a better image of the phone.

New Google Pixel 2 leak: The headphone jack is gone |

We recently learned that the Pixel 2 should be the first phone to feature Qualcomm's yet-to-be-announced Snapdragon 836 platform. We saw the same scenario last year when Qualcomm debuted the Snapdragon 821 with Google's Pixel.

Read also: Qualcomm's Snapdragon 836 will debut with the Pixel 2

Now, a new video has emerged showing Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL renders based on rumored design on dimensions.

One of the first things that you'll notice is the absence of the 3.5mm headphone jack. We first heard about this in March when an internal Google document leaked which mentioned that the company decided to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack.

The fingerprint sensor should remain on the back of the phone, and it seems that Google has no plans to introduce a dual camera setup.

We recently learned that LG will be making the upcoming Google Pixel XL 2 smartphone and that it should feature a "squeezable" frame that activates Google Assistant. This feature would be similar to HTC's Edge Sense introduced with its latest flagship, the U11.

Read also: Google Pixel XL 2 looks amazing in the new concept video

The Google Pixel pair of devices should be announced sometime in October this year.


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