Google’s Pixel line of smartphones was launched back in 2016, and although they did not sport anything revolutionary regarding design, people were still impressed by the software functionalities and performance of the handsets. Until then the company was mainly known to produce Nexus devices, which did not find too much favor in the markets dominated by Samsung and Apple.

However, with the Pixel range, Google seemed to have somehow captured the interest of smartphone users around the globe. Building on that reputation, the company is all set to launch at least two new Pixel handsets this year, which is allegedly named Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2.

Specs and features of both devices remain mostly unknown at this point of time. However, there have been a few leaks and rumors regarding the design of the impending handsets. Now, for the first time, 3D renders of both upcoming Google smartphones have surfaced online.

Leaked 3D renders of the two smartphones

A blog named MySmartPrice published the images and also uploaded a video of the same. However, most people would not have paid heed to these renders from an unknown blog if not for the watermarks in both the renders and the video. The watermark reveals that they were created by @OnLeaks from Twitter, who is known as a reliable tipster when it comes to smartphones and technology.

The renders show an almost bezel less design, similar to devices such as the Galaxy S8 and LG G6. Along with that, the handsets in these renders show a considerably less amount of glass panel on the rear side.

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This glass back was one of the few points regarding which the original Pixel and Pixel XL had faced flak, as they were prone to scratches. This time around, Google it seems may have reduced that glass panel. Another noteworthy change from the predecessors, as per the renders is that the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 now house the fingerprint sensor below the glass portion on the back and not inside it.

The protruding camera bump and the absence of the 3.5mm headphone jack are also noticeable in the leaked renders. If these renders are accurate, then it may disappoint some fans with the last two features. People are still acclimated to the headphone jack on the smartphone, but Google may be trying to change that trend.

Release and availability

The handsets are still some way off when it comes to being unveiled. Google plans on revealing the smartphones in fall this year after both the Galaxy Note 8 and iPhone 8 has hit the markets. The devices are expected to be the first smartphones to come sporting the latest Android O operating system. However, nothing has yet been confirmed by the company.