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Both features will give the Pixel 2 a unique edge over the iPhone 8.

It is possible that by not adopting a more 2017-generation design, the budget Pixel 2 phone also gets incorporated with decent quality speakers that sound above average. While the phone does a great job when it comes to specs and features, it lacks in a few other areas, where the nearly year-old Google Pixel XL even outshines it in some aspects. On Friday, VentureBeat's Evan Blass shared a blurry image of what is purported to be the Google Pixel 2, but it doesn't look at all what we expected it to look like.

Are you already planning on picking up a new Pixel or Pixel XL this year?

THE UPCOMING Google Pixel 2 is likely going to be the next flagship smartphone to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack.

A report from Android blog Android Police last month said the larger Pixel phone will have slimmed-down bezels, however, allowing it to fit a larger display in less space.

There are talks that the upcoming Google phones could be manufactured by LG and are codenamed as Walleye and Taimen. Both the 2017 Pixel phones will be having a better camera, and that's something really interesting.

What are your thoughts on this leaked image of the Pixel 2?

Additionally, as we've heard in the past, this latest report says that the Pixel 2 will have the ability to squeeze the sides of the phone to interact with the phone in some capacity. To recall, Google's a year ago phones were made by HTC. The result of this change in camera design is still unknown, but some rumors claim that the tech giant could finally introduce optical image stabilization, a feature that has been in huge demand for years now.

And Yes, Google is ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack! Manufacturers of these headphones will also make the change, which will mean there will be more USB-C compatible accessories as opposed to those that can work with the traditional audio jack. And yes, it does indeed look very much like last year's Pixel, only with a couple of design tweaks, a feature addition or two, and a feature subtraction.


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