Evleaks, one of the most reputed Leakster when it comes to leaking smartphones has recently posted two tweets, leaking the Pixel 2 XL. The Pixel 2 should be released on October 19th and the Pixel 2 XL will reportedly be released on November 15h. The new placement of the Google search bar is much easier to reach lower down using a single hand, and the tech giant would evidently want Pixel owners to take benefit of search as much as viable. We've seen a couple of shots of the regular Pixel 2 already sporting dual front speakers, but were trying to envision a way for Google and LG to do the same on the XL, knowing it has an all-display front. Although the image of the Pixel 2 XL is in a case, we're able to get a pretty good look at something we haven't yet seen in any of the recent Pixel leaks - the software. There is a small frame around the phone but the display is indeed 18:9. There's no front home button on the device either.
While on the spec side, expect a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, paired with 4GB RAM 128GB native storage with the norm as always with no sd-card support. In addition to that, Google has also removed the 3.5mm jack. Pricing for the Pixel 2 XL is rumored to be $849 (64GB of storage) and $949 (128GB of storage).
The Pixel 2 and larger Pixel XL 2 look set to offer a number of improvements over their predecessors with rumours suggesting brighter displays, faster processors and better cameras. The expected price tag for the Pixel 2 is $649 for the 64 GB variant and $749 for the 128 GB variant. With its rounded corners just like that of the LG G6, the Pixel 2 XL doesn't hide the fact that its made by LG.
Both the phones sport an identical two-tone rear, which is an improvement of last year's design with a fingerprint sensor sitting in the middle.
We'll have all the news from the event live as it happens, so tune in starting at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET on Wednesday, October 4.