Google Pixel 2 fresh rumours: IP68 water-resistance, always on display and more

first_imgGoogle Pixel 2 and the Pixel XL 2 is one of the most highly anticipated smartphones of the year. There are have been numerous rumours and leaks of the phone and there is very little left for the imagination. Well, nothing is official about it so far, but a lot is already as good as confirmed. The phone is expected to launch during early October and as the time for the launch draws nearer, a new rumour from 9to5google now reveals a meatier, more clear image, image of the phone.While a previous leaked image of Pixel 2 showed an aluminium Black colour variant of the phone, this time a Slate Gray colour variant of the phone has been revealed by the website. Though the image has been blurred to safeguard leaker’s identity, the slate-gray colour of the bezel and ‘Silver-Black’ colour of the rear panel is visible. The site has also said that the device is in works but not necessarily ship this year.The leaked image further reveals a two black dots below the camera flash. The site speculates that these could be  the send and receives sensors for the autofocus.Also Read: Google Pixel 2, Pixel XL 2 will be powered by Snapdragon 835, Snapdragon 836 doesn’t existHere are the other rumours we’ve heard of Google Pixel 2 we’ve heard so far:128GB and 64GB storage variants of Pixel 2, 256GB also possible  There could be two storage variants of the Pixel 2- 4GB RAM /64GB internal storage and 4GB/128GB internal storage. There are also chances the Google could also introduce a 256GB storage variant of the phone to match Apple which is also rumoured to launch a 256GB variant of iPhone 8 which is launching on September 12.advertisementAlways on displayAlso rumoured for Pixel’s biggest competitor iPhone 8, the Pixel 2 is expected to come with Always-on display feature. In fact both the Pixel phones are expected to sport this feature.No 3.5mm headphone jack in Pixel 2Leaks suggest that Google could ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack with this year’s Pixel phones. The trend of say no to 3.5mm headphone jack was initiated with Apple in iPhone 7 but Google didn’t think 2017 was the right time to do so and hence launch the Pixels with the jack. The graphics at the launch of original Pixel read “3.5mm headphone jack satisfyingly not new.” May be this year the company could join the bandwagon of companies like Moto, HTC and many other Chinese manufacturers that have dropped the good-old 3.5mm headphone jack in their latest releases.About Pixel 2’s designThere are talks that Google could continue with its last year’s design. The phone would come with IP68 rating making it water resistant. A higher IP rating can help Pixel fight against phones like Galaxy S8 and iPhone 7 which come with good water resistance. The smartphone  is rumoured to sport a 4.97-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 X 1920 pixels. The phone would run on latest Android Oreo.Pixel 2 will be powered by Snapdragon 835 because Snapdragon 836 doesn’t existThis is the most recent and one of the biggest updates we’ve heard so far about the upcoming Pixel phones. A report from XDA Developers claim that Qualcomm has no plans to launch a successor to Snapdragon 835 as of now. This means that the 2017 Pixel phones would come with Snapdragon 835 SoC which is quite powerful and is seen in all the latest launched high-end phones.last_img read more