A recent report from XDA Developers has revealed the specifications of the Google flagship’s codenamed Walleye and Taimen. As per previous information, Walleye is the Pixel 2 and the Pixel XL 2 is codenamed Taimen.
The Pixel 2 is set to come with a 5-inch OLED display with Full HD resolution, much like the original Pixel. It is expected to follow the same design language with a combination of metal and glass at the rear. The fingerprint scanner is also expected to retain its place at the back of the device.
The report claims that the Pixel 2 will be powered by the latest Snapdragon 835 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage.
The big brother, the Pixel XL 2 is undergoing a bigger change unlike the Pixel 2. It is said to sport a 6-inch OLED panel with Quad HD resolution. Google is all set to follow the trend and go with big displays and smaller bezels, just like the Galaxy S8 and the S8+ which feature a 5.8-inch and a 6.2-inch display respectively.
The Pixel XL 2 will be powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with 4GB of RAM. The base storage will be doubled to 128GB. The design language is expected to remain the same with the exception that the fingerprint scanner will no longer reside in the glass area on the rear. This is in an attempt to make the scanner easily reachable and is a welcome move.
Finally, both the phones are expected to retain the 3.5mm headphone jack. Reports also claim that a stereo speaker setup is on cards. The phones are also expected to retain their water resistance capabilities. What’s sad though is the fact that the Google flagships may not feature a dual camera setup. This is a must have these days with all the flagships moving towards that direction.
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