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Google removes headphone jack from Pixel 2, reveal new renders

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jul 27, 2017, 11:44 am IST
Updated Jul 27, 2017, 11:56 am IST
If Google decides to stick to its last year’s release cycle, the next Google flagships may get launched in October.
Render of Google's next flagship smartphone Pixel 2 (Photo: screengrab from a YouTube video)
 Render of Google's next flagship smartphone Pixel 2 (Photo: screengrab from a YouTube video)

Google’s next flagship device Pixel 2 and its variant Pixel 2XL will come without the 3.5mm headphone jack, joining the ranks of other smartphones such as iPhone 7, HTC U 11 and Moto Z, new render leaks revealed.

MySmartPrice, a comparison and product discover platform for e-products, in collaboration with popular tipster @onleaks has released a video, revealing the design of the upcoming Google Pixel models.

 

 

In the video, the models are shown to sport a USB Type-C port at the bottom, but no 3.5mm audio jack. According to the renders used to compile the video, the two models also appear to have a brushed metallic finish and a fingerprint sensor on the back.  A SIM-tray slot is seen located on the left edge, while the right edge is equipped with power and volume keys.

Apart from this, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are rumoured to feature a 4.95-inch full HD and 5.99-inch QHD display, respectively. The smartphones are also expected to be the first two smartphones to run on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 836 processor, coupled with 4GB of RAM and 128GB/64GB of memory storage options. Earlier reports have suggested that the flagships are likely to feature a squeezable frame and an ‘Always on Display’, but Google has yet to officially reveal hardware specifications of the models.

 

The Pixel line-up is Google's first ever self-designed hardware to compete against two dominant smartphone smartphone makers—Samsung and Apple. If Google decides to stick to its last year’s release cycle, the next Google flagships may get released in October, a month after two major players would have already announced their flagship smartphones.

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