Live photos show what may be the Google Pixel 2
Ready for another round of rumors surrounding Google’s upcoming Pixel successor? GSM Arena posted some live photos earlier today showing what may be the flagship device, sent to them by an anonymous “tipster.”
The photos are of what appears to be a development unit, owing to the stickers covering the back panel of the phone. This back panel is a bit different from the original Pixel; the glass pane that dominated the upper half of last year’s device is now significantly smaller. There’s also a more pronounced camera bump and two LEDs to the left of the camera sensor. Otherwise, the fingerprint sensor shares the same aesthetic as its predecessor.
The front side shows a marked difference to the 2016 Google flagship. While the original Pixel had a large “chin” at the bottom of the phone that was absent of any feature, these photos show what looks like one of two speakers on the bottom bezel. This could mean the Pixel 2 will have front-firing stereo speakers, which would make for a richer multimedia experience.
There is a major letdown, though - the tipster stated that the Pixel 2 lacks a headphone jack. While Bluetooth and wireless audio are definitely the future, it’s still disheartening to see phone manufacturers cutting out features as venerable and versatile as a 3.5 mm audio jack.
The Pixel 2 should be making its debut in a few months, but expect the rumor mill to kick into overdrive as we approach the launch date.