A few rumours suggest that Google has already started working on the next generation Pixel phones. An AOSP code some weeks ago revealed that there would be three Pixel phones this year with codenames- walleye, muskie, and taimen.
However, a new report said that Google has reportedly cancelled the ‘muskie’ phone, which is supposed to succeed the Pixel XL. And now, the ‘taimen’ will replace its place. Furthermore, a recent benchmark listing revealed that the Google Pixel 2 would have a display with an aspect ratio of 18:9.
And today, a render or maybe a concept image of the Google Pixel 2 has surfaced online, which supposedly shows how the upcoming Pixel smartphone may look. The current ongoing trend in the smartphone market is the wide bezel-less displays. Samsung’s calling it as ‘Infinity display,’ while LG is touting it as ‘Full Vision Display.’ Nevertheless, these displays trim down the bezels of a smartphone, making it possible for vendors to pack larger displays without increasing the device’s form factor.
The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and the Apple iPhone 8 also said to feature the same display technology, later on, followed by Google. The so-called Pixel smartphone in the render looks more like the first generation Google Pixel phones from the back, but from the front, the smartphone is in a different league.
Having said that, at the back, the rendered Pixel phone has a horizontally placed dual camera setup, along with a fingerprint scanner positioned right below it. There are the 3.5mm headphone jack and USB Type-C port at the bottom of the phone. Hopefully, Google won’t ditch the headphone jack in the upcoming Pixel 2 lineup.
The image shown above is not an official one by any means, but it shows how the smartphone may look. The final design of the product will be different. The almost confirmed information, for now, is the Snapdragon 835 chip, 4GB of RAM, two variants, and Android O right out-of-the-box.