Pixel 2 leak: curved display, Snapdragon 835, much more

Google's next-gen Pixel 2 leaks tease curved display, Gorilla Glass 5, Snapdragon 835, and more.

@anthony256
Published Thu, Sep 28 2017 10:43 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:54 AM CST

Google is hosting a media event on October 4 where it is expected to unveil its next generation Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 smartphones, with a new leak teasing a bunch of information on the new handsets.

Pixel 2 leak: curved display, Snapdragon 835, much more | TweakTown.com

Android Authority has the story that Google will be unveiling a new Pixel XL 2 smartphone with a curved display, with a screen-to-body ratio of between 80% and 85%. We should expect dual stereo speakers on the front, with no headphone jack - why Google... why?! Google will reportedly be offering certain markets with USB-C headphones in the box, with no more details on this part of the rumor.

Inside, we should expect the QHD display to rock Gorilla Glass 5 protection, while Qualcomm powers it with its Snapdragon 835 processor. Digging deeper, we will have 64/128GB of storage, front/rear Pixel-branded cameras with OIS and a Google Imaging Chip (interesting...), backed up by a 3520mAh battery.

The smaller Pixel 2 smartphone will look the same as the current-gen Pixel, with dual speakers on the front and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Google will bump down the display to a 1080p panel, as well as a 2700mAh battery. This means we can expect Pixel XL 2 to be a new major flagship, while Pixel 2 sounds like a cut down version in the vein of Nexus 5X, which is fine with me. Bring it on, Google.

Days after my Samsung Galaxy Note 8 arrived, too. Sigh.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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