The Google Pixel 2, which is one of the most anticipated phones of the year, is rumoured not to have a headphone jack
The Google Pixel 2, which is one of the most anticipated phones of the year, is rumoured not to have a headphone jack. This would mean that the company is following in the footsteps of its competitor Apple. This rumour has been started by the latest render that was made by MySmartPrice.com in collaboration with Steve Hemmerstoffer. MySmartPrice.com is a technology website while Steve Hemmerstoffer is one of the most accurate gadget leakers out in the market.
If the rumour about the headphone jack turns out to be true, it is going to be interesting to see what technology the company will come out with in order to make up for the absence of the headphone jack. Apple had released wireless earphones when it did away with the headphone jack in the iPhone 7.
The render also lends confirmation to the rumour that the Pixel 2 XL will have a premium design. This device will have thin borders along with a refined glass back plate at the back. It has been rumoured that the Pixel 2 will have a display of 4.99 inches while the Pixel XL 2 will have a display of 5.99 inches. The render has also said that the dimensions of the Pixel 2 will be 145.3 x 69.3 x 7.8mm while those of the Pixel XL 2 will be 157.6 x 76.3 x 7.9mm.
Rumours about the devices also state that they will run on the Snapdragon 836 processor. The render also confirms that both the devices will have fingerprint scanners at the back, protruding cameras and a rear finish of two tones. There are also rumors that the Google Pixel 2 will have a quad HD display.
When it comes to the camera that the phones are going to be equipped with, there are a number of rumours. Some of them state that the phones will have a dual lens while the more popular rumours state that the camera will stick to the single lens in order to reduce costs.
One of the most popular rumours about the phone is the presence of the squeezable frame which will allow the user access to various features and applications. The devices are also most likely going to have IP68 standards of dust and water proofing.
The storage of the phones is also expected to rise with the introduction of a 128GB version. However, Google is not likely to introduce a micro SD card that will increase the storage of the device. The phones are also rumoured to support Augmented reality.
The phones are most likely going to be in the range of USD 699 to USD 799, which is highly reasonable compared to the competition and according to the features it will most likely provide. The phone is most likely going to be released in the month of October which will be after the release of both the Galaxy Note 8 as well as the iPhone 8. We cannot wait to see what the Pixel 2 actually looks like and what features it actually ends up having!