Pixel 2 XL photos leaked, squeezable frame tech like HTC U11 hinted

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What Android Police shared with the world is the Pixel XL 2 in "Quite Black", saying that it's "exceptionally confident that this image represents the overall look and feel of Google's new smartphone". This feature will show useful information and notifications while the phone is locked and idle. According to a new report from XDA Developers, citing an unnamed source, the Pixel XL 2 will allow for users to change the screen's sRGB mode over to a "Vivid Colors" option if the user desires.

As for other expected features for the Pixel XL 2, the Android O software is said to come with an easter egg feature that involves "an octopus in an ocean".

Earlier this week, AndroidPolice claimed that the Pixel XL 2 would be coming with squeezable frame that will function like the Edge Sense pressure-sensitive frame on the HTC U11.

In other words, it shouldn't be much of a stretch to think it can achieve the no. 1 spot in DxOMark like what the original Pixel did. In fact, we don't even know if this phone will be called the "Pixel XL".

As we approach the end of summer, we are seeing more and more rumors surrounding Google's upcoming flagship duo. Rumors are rife that LG would be manufacturing the Pixel XL 2. Replacing last year's controversial but cherished Pixel and Pixel XL, this year's models - codenamed Muskie and Taimen - will reportedly bring a more refined design as well as improved specs. Our sources indicate LG is the manufacturer, as has been previously rumored. Beautiful promises that await verification now.

There are still many features that remain under the shadow, like those of external antenna bands and camera physiques.

First up is the ambient display always on feature. A string in the code inside Android O Dev Preview 3 hint at the next Pixels having Always On displays. Google has the habit of hosting its hardware-centric keynotes in the October-November window. The 32GB version of the Pixel cost $649 initially, whereas the 32GB of the Pixel XL was priced at $769.