Google’s software program goes to need to be actually good to make up for this outdated design.
Earlier right now, we obtained the perfect leak but of the upcoming Google Pixel 2 XL. This leak showcased the Pixel 2 XL’s significantly smaller bezels in comparison with final 12 months’s mannequin, front-facing audio system, and rounded corners on all ends of the display screen. This was simply adopted up with an identical render for the common Pixel 2, and oh boy are there some bezels to speak about.
The render for the entrance of the Pixel 2 is not fairly as clear because the one for its bigger brother, nevertheless it’s sufficient to make out what may simply go for a cellphone launched in 2015. The Pixel 2 shares the XL’s front-facing audio system and new launcher UI, however the high and backside bezels are … chunky.
It is arduous to inform from the render simply how the bezels on the Pixel 2 will evaluate to final 12 months’s mannequin, however from what we’re seeing proper now, they do not seem to have shrunk within the slightest. The 5-inch 1080p display screen will possible look superb, and whereas the addition of front-facing stereo audio system does considerably make up for the Pixel 2’s outdated look, I am unsure it’s going to be sufficient to discourage consumers from different handsets.
Does it make sense shelling over $650 or extra for a cellphone in 2017 with this design?
There is not any doubt the Pixel 2 will nonetheless be a superb cellphone, probably one of many higher ones we see in all of 2017. Nonetheless, once we not solely have units just like the Pixel 2 XL, but additionally the Galaxy S8/S8+, Galaxy Notice eight, and LG V30 and G6, I feel it’s going to be arduous to justify shelling out $650+ for a brand new cellphone in 2017 that appears the way in which the Pixel 2 (presumably) does.
Google might be saying the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL amidst a slew of different devices and equipment this coming Wednesday, so make sure you keep tuned to the positioning so you do not miss out on the most recent bulletins as they occur.