The Google Pixel and Pixel XL were one of the best phones of 2016. The premium pixel line came to replace the affordable Nexus brand. Google justified the price increase with high end specifications, new design and class leading camera. In fact they were the highest rated camera phones in DxO Mark for their stunning Auto HDR technology..
The Google Pixel 2, which is set to be launched in the next 3-4 months, just got its specifications leaked; this made it possible to create mockups designs. It seems the search giant decided to follow the trend started by Samsung Galaxy S8, and adopted by the LG G6 as well as the upcoming iPhone 8; an edge to edge screen with minimal top and bottom bezels. I have to admit it is the most beautiful flat bezelless design I have seen so far. This design update will be most welcome considering that the biggest flaw of the Pixel line was the really big top and bottom bezels, bigger than those on the iPhone.
According to the leak by GFX Benchmark, the screen will change to accommodate the new design. At 18:9, the aspect ratio is close to what the LG G6 and the Galaxy S8 offer. The resolution is now 25601312, you might notice that it is slightly lower than last years 25601440 resolution. However, the advantages you will get will include a compact phone, yet having a bigger screen at 5.6 inch, and still manage to be more comfortable in one-hand use. With a pixel density of over 500 ppi, it will be impossible to notice the resolution drop with a naked eye. In comparison, the Galaxy S8 maintains a 1080p Full HD screen resolution to have a longer battery life on its 1440p Quad HD screen and not many even notice a difference.
Other specs of the sequel remain high end; they include a Snapdragon 835 with 4GB RAM. The selfie camera is quoted to be 7MP which is a one MP lesser than the previous generation. Its rear camera remains the same resolution at 12MP, but given it’s chart topping performance last year, no one would complain if they left the sensor unchanged.
The storage is indicated as 100GB. I assume that the actual space is 128GB with the system occupying 28GB.
All we can do now is wait for the next couple of months for the official launch. It is likely that more leaks of these phone will pop up in the coming days.