Google Pixel 2 Shown Off In New Renders, Missing Headphone Jack

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 26 Jul 2017

Google’s second generation Pixel and Pixel XL still might be a couple of months away from their official unveiling, but OnLeaks has gone ahead and posted  3D renders of the handsets. The 3D renders show off the sleek new design of the handsets which sadly lack a headphone jack.

The renders show that the Pixel and Pixel XL 2 will have significantly smaller bezels than their predecessors. The bezels on the smaller Pixel 2 are slightly bigger compared to its bigger brother but that is understandable due to the compact size of the handset.

Along with the 3D renders, OnLeaks has also posted the dimensions of both devices. While the Pixel 2 will measure in at 145.3 x 69.3 x 7.8mm (8.2mm with the camera bump). As for the Pixel XL 2, it will be 7.9mm thick (8.6mm with camera hump) and 157.6 x 76.6mm large.

The renders show the phone from almost all angles and also show the lone port on the handsets: a USB-C port located at the bottom. They also show off the speaker grilles located on the front of both handsets. Like with previous years, the fingerprint sensor will be placed at their rear, with the glass window size being reduced at the top.

The renders do confirm that the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 will share the same design. Previous rumors made it sound like the handsets will follow a different design language from each other.

The lack of a 3.5mm jack on the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 is definitely disappointing especially since there are still no good USB-C earphones available in the market. Plus, given their size, I’d say Google really had little reason to remove the jack from its handsets. On the other side, the introduction of front-facing stereo speakers on the handsets will definitely please many users.

[Via MySmartPrice]