Apart from Apple's tenth anniversary iPhone, the Google Pixel 2 is one of the highly anticipated mobile devices for 2017. Google’s new device is expected to build on the success of its predecessor and could chart the handset industry’s future path.

The Google Pixel 2, dubbed the Walleye, is expected to roll out later this year. However, VentureBeat shared a new image of the upcoming device, and it doesn’t look at all like what tech fans expected. The mobile device also has a new design and hardware features, such as the larger single rear-facing camera and fingerprint sensor below the glass.

Nonetheless, the front side of the Google Pixel 2 is where things sharply diverge. While earlier reports showcased a smaller top and bottom bezel, this new image shows off bezels that resemble the current Google Pixel.

However, Business Insider reported that some new renders of the smartphone showed the device without a 3.5mm headphone jack. The search engine giant may remove the headphone jack to pave way for a USB-C charging port.

Last year, major handsets, like Apple iPhone 7, rolled out without the headphone jack, but Samsung’s Galaxy S8 was stuck with the feature. While the iPhone 8 is likely to be available without the feature, Google has yet to reveal if Pixel 2 smartphone will have it.

Smartphone to feature edge-to-edge display

Nevertheless, leading mobile devices are expected to ditch the home button this year and Google’s upcoming flagship smartphone is no exception. The search engine giant is expected to follow Samsung and Apple by featuring the edge-to-edge display in its new device. It is also likely that Google would opt for a virtual home button that will be tucked away.

Google is also rumored to have invested $880 billion in LG display to secure the forthcoming handset’s OLED panels.

Apart from the smartphone’s multiple display profiles, it is also expected to arrive in 'always on' display mode. As the smartphone is expected to feature an edge-to-edge OLED display, the tech company could provide improved software that would let users utilize the increased screen surface area.

Device with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 836 chipset

Gadgets 360 reported that the Google Pixel 2 will be the first smartphone to feature Qualcomm's Snapdragon 836 processor, paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The mobile device is also expected to come with a 5.6-inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio.