The next flagship Google Android smartphone is all set to launch later this year. After the Google Pixel and Pixel XL had witnessed a lukewarm response in the Indian market last year, it would be interesting to see whether the second generation of Pixel phones can attract eye-balls or not. Google will launch two variants of the Pixel 2. One with a small screen and another with a slightly bigger display, just like the older Pixel and Pixel XL. However, this time, the smaller phone will be made by HTC while Nexus 5 and Nexus 5x makers—LG—will manufacture the bigger Pixel 2.
Initial renders of the upcoming Pixel phones suggest that Google is nowhere close to making bezel-less phones. In fact, recent renders have revealed that the Pixel 2 phones will feature ugly-looking wide bezels. As far as the design is concerned, the Google Pixel 2 phones will look like any other Android smartphones in the smartphone and nothing close to what the Samsung Galaxy S8 or the upcoming iPhone 8 appears.
Google will reportedly drop the 3.5mm headphone jacks in the upcoming Pixel smartphones, despite wide bezels and comparatively thick sides. While the flagship market has already moved towards dual-lens rear cameras, the next Pixel phones will not feature dual cameras.
The smaller Pixel 2 smartphone made by HTC will feature front-facing BoomSound stereo speakers along with the EdgeSense feature. On the other hand, the bigger variant by LG is expected to feature narrow bezels, similar to LG G6. Prior to the launch of the next Pixel phones, Google had slashed the prices of the Pixel and Pixel XL phones and is even giving away a Daydream headset for free.