We all know that Google is currently busy working on this year’s Pixel devices which will be succeeding last year’s Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. We have also come across various reports and rumors related to successors codenamed “walleye” and “taimen” respectively. And now there is a new report from Android Police citing reliable sources which not only reports on what to expect from the Pixel XL 2017 (or maybe Pixel XL 2 or something different) but also shares a render based on rumors to give us an idea of what it might look like.
To start off, Google is said to be following footsteps of Samsung and LG to offer a taller display on the Pixel XL 2017. It means it is reported to feature a 6-inch display with 2:1 aspect ratio and AMOLED panel supplied by LG. Even the side bezels on the phone are expected to be almost minimum which is in line with another trend of releasing bezel-less smartphones.
In terms of design, the Pixel XL successor is based on the original design with improvements and changes here and there. For example, there is a “3D” glass effect on the glass to make it look like curved and the glass area on the back panel has now been reduced to smaller size. As a result, the fingerprint scanner now resides on the metallic area of the back panel.
Interestingly, the upcoming Pixel XL 2017 is also said to feature squeezable frames like the HTC U11. On this device, Google is said to allow users to trigger and interact with Assistant by simply squeezing the side frames.
Other noticeable things in the leaked render are the presence of the front-facing speaker grill along with the selfie camera. Even the antenna bands on the back side seem to be quite invisible. There are no words on whether Google is thinking of ditching or keeping the 3.5mm headphone jack.
So what do you think of the Pixel XL 2017 or Pixel XL 2 render and design leak? Share your thoughts with us using the comments section below.