Google Pixel XL 2017 image leak shows low bezel display

Image Source SlashLeaks

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For those unaware, HTC Edge Sense technology offers users the ability to activate advanced touch capabilities and use a "short squeeze" as well as a "squeeze and hold" for even more functionality.

According to the report, two other features were teased for the supposed 2017 Pixel XL.

The leaked Pixel XL 2 render shows that the rear side of the 2017 Google smartphone will sport a smaller "glass window" than the one in the original Pixel XL.

The smaller Pixel 2 will have a 5-inch 18:9 display and a smaller battery. This will reportedly let you squeeze this new Pixel XL to interact with Google Assistant. The glass window has been slimmed down and slightly wraps around the side of the device, with the fingerprint sensor now living on the anodised metal frame rather than in the bottom of that glass pannel.

It is still not confirmed whether the phone will have a headphone jack, but the chances of it being eliminated seem very narrow. The phones are expected to be announced in October. Google Pixel 2 XL will have curved edges, like we saw on Google Pixel, though the corners will be sharper in the new device.

On the top, it houses front camera on the left and long single-grille speaker in the middle. The storage option includes 128GB and needless to say, it will be powered by the latest Snapdragon 835 coupled with a 4GB of RAM. We're certainly excited to discover what novelties these handsets will bring.

The rear camera and flash can also be seen in the Pixel XL 2 leaked renders, but one particular feature which is not visible in the image are the antenna bands.

We have no information on pricing or an exact release date at this time.

The bezel-less design puts the Pixel 2 along the lines of LG G6 and the Samsung Galaxy S8, both of which are beautiful looking phones. Although getting a sneak peek at the next Pixel is a good thing, sadly, we will have some months ahead before we get to hear anything official from Google. Interestingly, the leak also suggests that the phone will flaunt the key feature of the current HTC flagship smartphone, HTC U11 and come with a squeezable body.

In addition to this, another major, noticeable change comes to the camera.

What do you think of this possible design for the 2017 version of the Pixel XL? Many, myself included, lamented the fact that the 2016 Pixels aged pretty quickly from a visual perspective, and the large bezels and slightly chunky design made them look a little less than ultra-premium.

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