After most manufacturers revealed their flagships for 2017, we’re looking forward to seeing what Google has been working on lately. Of course, we’re referring to the upcoming Google Pixel 2 (as well as the XL version) which should make its official debut in the near future.
Even though the trail is pretty cold until now, we do know a couple of very interesting details about the handset, as well as some bad news….
Could it be HTC once again?
According to Forbes, citing Japanese blog Soku, a few references to two devices, S2 and M2, have been discovered inside the system files of the HTC U 11. In case you don’t know, S1 and M1 were the codenames for last year’s Pixel and Pixel XL, which were made by HTC and based on the One A9 model, known for resembling the iPhone way too much.
Considering this, does this mean that the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will be based on the HTC U 11? Well, it looks like.
The same source claims that the S2 and M2 listings inside HTC’s flagship are tied to the Snapdragon 835, which is the chipset of choice for most flagship models of the moment and, will most likely power Google’s phones as well.
But we kind of want no bezels…
Also, if HTC will make this phones, they might as well not come with bezel-less displays, like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6 do. As a matter of fact, LG was one of the rumored names to build the next Pixels some time ago.
On the other side, both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL could feature the Edge Sense squeezable technology seen on the U 11. But this is when the big question comes in: would you prefer very small bezels or a squeezable phone? Guess only time can tell…