As we are nearing the launch date of the Google Pixel 2 and the Pixel XL 2, more speculations regarding these devices keep appearing online. Recently, new renders of the handsets have turned up on the web, dropping a subtle hint that Google might be dropping the industry-standard 3.5mm audio port from its upcoming smartphones.
Case maker Olixar recently listed phone cases for the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 on Mobile Fun, which give us a fair idea of what the upcoming devices will look like. It is evident from the renders that Google will be sticking to tradition and launching the next flagships with the same single camera modules which won it many accolades on the Pixel and Pixel XL. The fingerprint scanner has also been retained on the rear panel and it seems that the back will retain the same glass window design. It’s also being reported that while the Pixel 2 is being made by HTC, the Pixel XL 2 will be made by LG. However, both smartphones could get identical LG G6-like front panels and so we can expect an 18:9 aspect ratio.
What comes as a bummer is that the brand might be getting rid of the 3.5mm audio jacks. However, recent renders do not show whether the port is there or not. As expected, Google will launch the handsets around October this year.
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