Google entered the premium smartphone market with its flagship Pixel and Pixel XL devices. However, the company is now looking forward to the launch of the successors to those handsets. The #Pixel 2 and #Pixel XL 2, codenamed Walleye and Taimen, respectively, are two of the most-anticipated smartphones. However, news regarding the features and specs of the two impending handsets have been few and far between.

Recent reports have indicated some connection between HTC and the upcoming handsets after system files found in the HTC U11 revealed the same. However, apart from that, not much else is known about Google’s next generation handsets.

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Now, a new report from XDA Developers may shed some light regarding the features in the devices.

Expected specs of Pixel 2

The folks at XDA Developers revealed that they spoke to an anonymous source who claims to have spent some hands-on time with at least one of the two new Pixel devices. According to the source, the Pixel 2 or Walleye will feature 5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display, much like its predecessor. In fact, much of the design aspect of the Pixel 2 is said to be similar to the original smartphone, such as the bezel size and ratio.

Speaking of the hardware, the source claimed that the handset housed a Snapdragon 835 SoC with an Adreno 540 GPU. The device would be powered by 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. The company is believed to have ditched the 3.5mm headphone jack in the upcoming handset and has favored stereo speakers.

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Pixel XL 2: anticipated specs and features

The source stated that the premium handset from the company would be the larger Pixel XL 2 or Taimen. According to him, the smartphone will sport an LG-made 6-inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) display. It is expected to come with much lesser bezels around the screen and will be powered by the Snapdragon 835 chipset as well. It too will boast 4 GB of RAM but will have a greater native storage of 128 GB.

Design-wise; the handset will have the same metal and glass rear, similar to its predecessor. However, unlike the 2016 model, Google will not cover the fingerprint scanner with the glass. The company has also allegedly opted for a single rear camera and not a dual camera setup. The source also revealed that this model would have a 3.5 mm jack that the Pixel 2 lacks.

Whether the two impending smartphones can rival the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and the iPhone 8 remains to be seen. #Google Pixel 2 Leak