Google Pixel 2 XL Renders Show Stereo Speakers, Redesigned Pixel Launcher, and Slim Bezels

Google Pixel 2 XL Renders Show Stereo Speakers, Redesigned Pixel Launcher, and Slim Bezels

The second generation Google Pixel phones, the Google Pixel 2 and the Google Pixel 2 XL, is set to be announced 2 days from now in a big Google event that will also allegedly see the reveal of a new Google Chromebook called the Pixelbook and a 2017 refresh of the Daydream View headset. Google has done a better job this year of mitigating leaks of their new phones, but as we get closer to the launch date the leaks keep pouring in. Today, we now have a really clear picture of what the front of the Google Pixel 2 XL will look like.

Renowned leaker Evan Blass has published on his Twitter page a new render of the Google Pixel 2 XL. The renders show the Google Pixel 2 XL with and without a case. These renders give us a closer look at the front of the phone, and most importantly give us a pretty good idea about how large the bezels will be. The images also corroborate our previous report that the Google Pixel 2 XL would feature dual front-facing speakers.

Image source: @evleaks

The renders also show off the redesigned Pixel Launcher that our previous article mentioned. This redesign ditches the signature Google pill that hangs to the top left corner of the screen and instead adds the Google search widget to the bottom of the launcher. The top of the launcher now houses an informative  widget which will apparently do much more than just delivering the weather: it will also inform the user of upcoming events like dinners.

It’s not clear how it will actually work at the moment or if it will have more features, and we probably won’t know until Wednesday. So, at the moment, we have these two images showing us how will the phone and the included launcher look like. There are only two days left for the event, so it remains to be seen if we’ll get more leaks during the following days.


Source: @evleaks

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