DBS Designing is a YouTube channel well-known to produce accurate concept renders of unreleased smartphones and device; this time they’ve tried their hands on Google‘s latest flagship model, the Google Pixel 2.
The concept design shared by DBS Designing reveals some major design changes in the Pixel 2 compared to the last model. The designer speculates Google Pixel 2 will no longer have a two-tone glass and metal back. Instead it’s rooting for the full metal and glass body, like some of the latest smartphones. Google has always kept a bad record of incorporating bezels too thick for modern tech standard, but the concept design revealed today also ditches the iconic large bezels (not completely though!). Google Pixel 2 might now feature slimmer bezels instead of completely getting rid of them. The bezels are strikingly similar to LG’s G6 model, which is also notorious for adding bezels.
There are more interesting features the concept renders point to apart from the slim bezels. Now, instead of the TouchID fingerprint sensor being incorporated in the home button at the front of the smartphone, the designer imagines the sensor to be placed at the rear of the phone. However, with the backlash of the rear-placed fingerprint sensor Samsung’s S8 had, we’re not sure how this feature would play out if the news turned out to be true.
The concept phone is shown to be powered by the latest Qualcomm processor, and run the latest Android Versions. According to previous news, it will be one of the first smartphones to run the new Android O. Google Pixel 2 will also pack a large 5.7-inch QHD display with 6GB RAM onboard, and an additional 128 GB internal storage. It will pack a 3,800 mAH battery with quick charge support and will be IP68 water and dust resistant.
On the camera front, the concept phone predicts Google Pixel 2 will feature a vertically placed dual-camera setup at the back (12MP), and a 7MP front-facing camera.
The concept phone still merely predicts what the actual Google Pixel 2 might be like. We’re pretty sure we’ll hear a lot about Google’s next flagship model in the next few weeks until the phone is actually released sometime later this year.