When Google announced the Pixel smartphones previous year, their bezels were a bit of a controversial topic, and especially now with most manufacturers going "bezel-less", the Pixel 2 is set to be an equally divisive phone, if not more. And, since they're rapidly approaching their one-year anniversary, they are now offered with some serious discounts direct from Google, making them an even more attractive proposition in the high-end market. It suggests that the company might be in plans to skip some of the common features seen in the flagship smartphones of 2017.
Google's "Really Blue" limited edition Pixel model sold out in minutes at launch.
There's not much left to learn about Google's forthcoming Pixel and Pixel XL refresh. The source of the images that have been published today said the unit they had their hands on did not have a port for a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Ready for another round of rumors surrounding Google's upcoming Pixel successor? According to XDA Developers, the smaller Pixel 2 would measure 4.97-inch while the Pixel XL 2 would sport a 5.99-inch display. On Pixel 2, it covers only about 20%. The rear camera also features an LED flash light beside the camera setup of the phone. We reported a few days ago that Google was planning to ditch the audio jack from the Pixel 2, despite having publicly criticized Apple for dropping the feature from the iPhone 7.More news: United Nations approves new North Korea sanctions over missile tests
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The Google Pixel 2 will likely be unveiled in October. This could mean the Pixel 2 will have front-firing stereo speakers, which would make for a richer multimedia experience.
Two price cuts were revealed by the search giant.
That's $524 for the 32GB base model of the standard Pixel, and $569 for the 32GB Pixel Xl base model. It's flat $200 off its regular price of $769. Anyone that buys a Pixel will also receive a free Daydream View headset for virtual reality content, this isn't added automatically though, you need to add the Daydream View to your cart in addition to a Pixel smartphone for the discount to apply.
First, its shape is changed a bit from the original Pixel.