Google’s LG-Made Pixel 2 XL Shows up at the FCC With October 4 Announcement in Tow
The Pixel 2 XL is expected to be manufactured by LG since Google wants a company with a better standing in the smartphone market than HTC, who is currently working on the smaller Pixel. According to an FCC filing, the Pixel 2 XL is indeed going to be manufactured by the Korean company, meaning that there are a lot of exciting things to look forward to during the official announcement day.
Pixel 2 XL Rumored to Get Bezel-Less Display for a Higher Price to Attract More Buyers Than the Smaller Counterpart
Unlike HTC, LG has done a pretty good job concealing the numbers and other details of the Pixel 2 XL. Previous leaks of the smaller Pixel 2 detailed that the smartphone would have a 4.97-inch 1080p OLED screen, but it will retain the same number of bezels as its predecessors, which will be seen as a huge setback because we were hoping that Google and HTC would follow the same smartphone design language that is trending in 2017.
Luckily, a separate rumor notes that the Pixel 2 XL will have reduced bezels and the tech giant aims to charge a premium for the phablet-sized version. Water resistance will be upgraded both the Pixel 2, as instead of IP53, the devices will be IP68 certified and will feature an ‘Always On’ display for ease of notification-viewing.
There are no details provided on the camera side of things, but rumors claim that OIS is not going to be present; instead, EIS or Electronic Image Stabilization will be retained to prevent camera shake when snapping images or capturing footage.
The fingerprint reader is situated at the back and for those wondering, yes we might not get a dual-camera setup that is trending these days and accompanied with high-end phones.
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