Google Pixel 2 sports 'Active Edge' sides: FCC filing

Bill Rogers
August 16, 2017

Other tidbits of information have also been gleaned from the FCC filing that appear to confirm recent leaks and industry rumours.

GOOGLE UNLIKELY will have many surprised in store when it unveils the Pixel 2 later this year, with an FCC filing outing the handset's specifications.

The second screenshot below also reveal the rumored HTC U11-like squeeze functionality, though it is branded as "Active Edge" under a new "Languages, input & gestures" setting.

The documentation reveals that this is only the smaller "Pixel 2," however, as the larger, higher-end sibling - the tentatively named "Pixel 2 XL" - will reportedly be manufactured by LG, and feature a markedly different design.

A year later, on August 15, the 2017 Google Pixel 2 has stopped by the same body, giving us details of the expected specs and features as well as confirming that the phone's release is drawing closer.

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Even though the listing doesn't give out all the details of the Google Pixel 2, there are some things we can gather.

Right now, the HTC U11 flagship is the only handset to come with squeezable edges.

Furthermore, the Android 8.0 will be supported on all devices which received the Development Preview (DP) milestones, including Google Pixel and Pixel XL, Google Pixel C, as well as the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P smartphones and Nexus Player.

Another interesting bit comes from the "Storage" option: It says "21% used - 50.66 GB free", which suggests that the Pixel 2 will come in a 64GB configuration (the original Pixel phones have either 32 or 128GB options). It will also be the first to run on Qualcomm's advanced Snapdragon 836 chipset. Honestly, this depends on which side of the table you are seated. The device's thick bottom bezel will be home to a dual front-facing speaker for richer audio playback. While there is no confirmation on the launch dates of the Pixel 2 smartphone (s), it won't be hard to assume that they could see the light of the day in or around October.

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