07-24-2017 07:41 AM
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  1. Aquila's Avatar
    Taimen

    Exclusive: This is the 2017 Google Pixel "XL," with low-bezel AMOLED display and squeezable frame



    Long, flat screen, AMOLED, very familiar design language but different enough to feel in line with the S8 and G6 devices (and the new iPhone).
    07-11-2017 02:33 PM
  2. Almeuit's Avatar
    Aw no dual camera? I was hoping for more of the fun wide angle lenses :P.
    07-11-2017 02:39 PM
  3. quelquehomme's Avatar
    Well, I still wish it wasn't gonna be 2:1, but I already resigned myself to that, so waddaya gon'do? I am still holding out hope for two front-facing speakers. As I recall, Google kept the bottom speaker of the 6P a mystery pretty much right up until the day of the reveal, so fingers frickin' crossed!

    The big question now, though, is why's it squeezable if HTC's not making it?
    07-11-2017 02:53 PM
  4. Aquila's Avatar
    Aw no dual camera? I was hoping for more of the fun wide angle lenses :P.
    Correct, we knew that already. I told you that like a month ago
    07-11-2017 03:49 PM
  5. Aquila's Avatar
    The big question now, though, is why's it squeezable if HTC's not making it?
    Yeah I'm curious about that as well - I've heard exactly zero on that front and I'm not sure who AP's source is, but that's a very strange development.
    07-11-2017 03:50 PM
  6. Almeuit's Avatar
    Correct, we knew that already. I told you that like a month ago
    But I can't trust you! :P.
    07-11-2017 03:50 PM
  7. Aquila's Avatar
    But I can't trust you! :P.
    That's true.
    07-11-2017 03:51 PM
  8. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    Alright, very happy with this design.

    Glad they're going with the 18:9 screen with minimal bezels. I wasn't a fan of the dual glass/metal back and I'm still not sold on it, but it looks better here due to it being reduced in size. Interested to see how LG's AMOLED panels are as well. Samsung have come a long way in terms of ensuring no burn in, great brightness etc, so hope LG's screens are just as good.

    Overall, it looks great. Can't wait for reveal/release.
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    07-11-2017 05:03 PM
  9. ffejjj's Avatar
    Aw no dual camera? I was hoping for more of the fun wide angle lenses :P.
    Looks awesome but I agree. I really like the dual cameras on the LG G6.

    Still have never owned a Nexus or Pixel device 😕
    07-11-2017 05:39 PM
  10. Orion78's Avatar
    Saw this earlier and it looks awesome!!! I still prefer the wider screen but I can be on board with this. I was going to jump ship to Samsung but so glad Google came through in the clutch. It may seem that I'll stick with them for the foreseeable future.
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    07-11-2017 05:41 PM
  11. Aquila's Avatar
    Interested to see how LG's AMOLED panels are as well. Samsung have come a long way in terms of ensuring no burn in, great brightness etc, so hope LG's screens are just as good.
    Yeah that's a big question out there!
    07-11-2017 06:23 PM
  12. Matty's Avatar
    I think it looks good 😃 Slimmed the front screen top and bottom bezels, make the glass panel at the back smaller and added a little PX-41 serum to the camera! look huge. Excited to see some camera samples. expecting great things. 😃
    Aquila likes this.
    07-12-2017 05:09 AM
  13. Scott Shrewsberry's Avatar
    I'm diggin' it. I'll more than likely be pulling the trigger on this one.
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    07-12-2017 08:00 AM
  14. mookiekillsit's Avatar
    Definitely wanted dual cameras on the back but oh well....... Probably will skip this one as a result to be honest. It's something I feel will become the norm after a while and honestly takes amazing pics as a result.
    07-12-2017 02:10 PM
  15. EnemiesInTheEnd's Avatar
    Looks like the screen is curved like the HTC U11 and not like the Galaxy S8. Looks great.
    07-12-2017 08:10 PM
  16. EnemiesInTheEnd's Avatar
    Alright, very happy with this design.

    Glad they're going with the 18:9 screen with minimal bezels. I wasn't a fan of the dual glass/metal back and I'm still not sold on it, but it looks better here due to it being reduced in size. Interested to see how LG's AMOLED panels are as well. Samsung have come a long way in terms of ensuring no burn in, great brightness etc, so hope LG's screens are just as good.

    Overall, it looks great. Can't wait for reveal/release.
    LG's AMOLED display is a big concern for me. I want burn-in resistance at least as good as Samsung's and I want a warmer display temperature.
    07-12-2017 08:14 PM
  17. JoshDunc's Avatar
    Looks nice but I wish they'd do all metal or all glass on the back. Not a huge fan of the two materials on the back.
    07-12-2017 09:45 PM
  18. Norgoth's Avatar
    Question: I have a S8 and like the size and physical configuration. How will the new Pixel compare in size to the S8?
    07-13-2017 07:23 AM
  19. Aquila's Avatar
    Question: I have a S8 and like the size and physical configuration. How will the new Pixel compare in size to the S8?
    Between the S8 and S8+ for the XL.
    07-13-2017 07:29 AM
  20. Norgoth's Avatar
    Between the S8 and S8+ for the XL.
    So, larger than the S8 then. I am hoping to see a visual representation of the physical differences sometime soon. Thanks for responding.
    07-13-2017 07:58 AM
  21. Aquila's Avatar
    So, larger than the S8 then. I am hoping to see a visual representation of the physical differences sometime soon. Thanks for responding.
    Yes, the S8 is a 5.8" 18.5:9 display and this is a 6.0" 2:1 display. It's going to be a little taller and since it doesn't have those terrible edge display sides, also slightly wider. Very minimal difference though for overall size.
    07-13-2017 08:02 AM
  22. Aquila's Avatar
    For reference, here's expected display sizes

    From AP:  This is the Google Pixel 2 XL-7bc758f831ab5eb23d5650cd62228520b2dc4439c83862e4e6332c4a73efa8c6.jpg
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    07-13-2017 08:07 AM
  23. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    I like this. A lot.
    07-13-2017 09:46 AM
  24. Premium1's Avatar
    Well, I still wish it wasn't gonna be 2:1, but I already resigned myself to that, so waddaya gon'do? I am still holding out hope for two front-facing speakers. As I recall, Google kept the bottom speaker of the 6P a mystery pretty much right up until the day of the reveal, so fingers frickin' crossed!

    The big question now, though, is why's it squeezable if HTC's not making it?
    Well with rumors of HTC making the smaller pixel, maybe that is why this one is also getting the squeeze treatment.
    07-13-2017 11:54 AM
  25. quelquehomme's Avatar
    Well with rumors of HTC making the smaller pixel, maybe that is why this one is also getting the squeeze treatment.
    It looks now like Google has been working on "squeeze tech" since 2013. Ron Amadeo @ Ars Technica tweeted about a Google patent a couple days ago:

    https://twitter.com/RonAmadeo/status/884882501495390208
    Aquila likes this.
    07-13-2017 12:17 PM
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