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