In a few months, there are two phones everybody’s gonna be talking about: the next iPhoneand Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8.
We’ve already learned just about everything there is to know about both of them, thanks to the constant drip of daily leaks. But there’s another highly anticipated phone that’s launching this fall that’s gonna give them both a serious run for their money: the Google Pixel 2.
Google joined #TeamPremium last year after replacing its Nexus phones with the Pixel and Pixel XL. Despite not being able to produce enough of them and some hardware issues, the Pixel has quickly become the symbol of what a pure Google phone should be.
The phone’s not quite on Samsung’s Galaxy level yet — not until it sells hundreds of millions of units — but if it keeps getting better, it could get there in a few years.
Given how great the Pixel is (dull design aside), we’re pretty pumped for the Pixel 2. Here’s what we’re expecting to see come this fall.
What it might look like
Physical parts — bodies, molds, camera modules, screens, etc. — haven’t leaked out yet, but leakers with proven track records have created renders based on all of the things they’ve heard. These pics should give you a sense of what the Pixel 2 might look like.
Google designed the Pixels, but HTC manufactured them. This time around, Google’s still crafting them, but LG’s reportedly been tapped to build the phones.
The body’s reportedly made of aluminum and the glass panel on the back that previously extended to cover the backside fingerprint sensor is said to be smaller.
It’s believed the improvements to the rear camera will mean a larger cutout that protrudes instead of sitting flush with the body.