Internal hardware specs leak for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, no Snapdragon 836 in sight

Pixel 2 XL in "Just Black" and "Black & White" options. (Source: Droidlife)
Pixel 2 XL in "Just Black" and "Black & White" options. (Source: Droidlife)
Many of the internal specifications have been leaked for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. The Snapdragon 835 is absent but the cameras will finally receive OIS.
Craig Ward,

Google will be officially launching the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL on the 4th of October. So far we have seen leaks showing the color and design of the new devices, as well as some information on the camera setup and software experience. However, a source has leaked details of the internal specifications to Android Authority.

The SoC for the Pixel 2 XL will be the Snapdragon 835, the top-end chip from Qualcomm which has powered many of the flagship phones in 2017. This change was expected after rumors that the Snapdragon 836 had been delayed. There will be 64 GB and 128 GB storage options and no MicroSD card slot for expansion — adding weight to some of the earlier leaks. The phone should give a decent screen-on-time with a 3520 mAh battery and a wide color-gamut QuadHD (1440p) screen. Both the front and rear cameras have optical image stabilization which will reduce blur in low light situations and allow for smoother recorded videos. The screen is covered in Gorilla Glass 5, and the Pixel 2 XL is rated IP67 for dust and water resistance.

The smaller Pixel 2 is similar in specification, except that the screen is FullHD (1080p) without the advertised wide color-gamut, and the battery is only 2700 mAh due to the smaller body. Despite a few drawbacks in specifications, the smaller Pixel 2 will be easier to use one handed and will likely be cheaper.

Google will confirm all details during the official announcement on October 4th.


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Craig Ward, 2017-09-29 (Update: 2017-09-29)
Craig Ward
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I grew up in a family surrounded by technology, starting with my father loading up games for me on a Commodore 64, and later on a 486. In the late 90's and early 00's I started learning how to tinker with Windows, while also playing around with Linux distributions, both of which gave me an interest for learning how to make software do what you want it to do, and modifying settings that aren't normally user accessible. After this I started building my own computers, and tearing laptops apart, which gave me an insight into hardware and how it works in a complete system. Now keeping up with the latest in hardware and software news is a passion of mine.