Google might be launching its next generation flagship smartphone, the Google Pixel XL 2 pretty soon, possibly in a few months. What’s exciting isn’t only just its possible release along with Pixel 2 this fall, but the specifications and features the new smartphone will come with. Google Pixel XL 2 was spotted recently in the GFXBench score listing, revealing some very interesting news (especially about the display screen!).
First discovered by WinFuture, the GFXBench listing suggests that the Google Pixel XL 2 will feature a large 5.6-inch (2560 x 1312 pixel resolutions) display rendering it as more of a phablet than a smartphone. A peculiar thing observed by GSMArena is that adding the navigation bar to the 5.6-inch display would make the total screen a 2560 x 1440 QHD display with a 5.7-inch screen size. Furthermore, the smartphone will also have an image ratio of 2:1 which is similar to the 18.5:9 aspect ratio of some of the biggest smartphones this year, LG G6 and the Samsung Galaxy S8. One of the constant complaints in design of Google and HTC phones are their huge bezels. With almost every latest smartphone featuring a bezel-less display, we do hope Google joins the boat as well.
Other features of the Google Pixel XL 2, as stated in the benchmark listing, are that the smartphone will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and run Android 7.1.1. Google Pixel XL 2 will also have 4GB RAM on board, with 128 GB internal storage space.
On the camera front, the phone will feature 4K video recordings for both its primary (12-MP) and secondary (7-MP) cameras.
The Google Pixel XL 2 is the successor to the Google Pixel XL which is rumored to be one of the first smartphones to receive the Android O update, so we can assume the Google Pixel XL 2 won’t be that far behind. The exact release date is still not confirmed, and we might not know until the company officially unveils this new flagship smartphone.