The report maintains the authenticity of their source but also points out that this might not be the final design, which might come with a few tweaks but the image can be used as an appropriate representation of what we might see on the ground too.
As the world of smartphones is witnessing a trend of thinner bezels and bigger displays, it comes as no surprise that Google will be going for as bezel-less design as possible to compete with the likes of Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6 and iPhone’s next iteration that has been rumoured to sport a similar design.
Going by the image, Google will be keeping shades of its first generation Pixel device on its upcoming one. The most noticeable improvements include the display, better integration of the fingerprint sensor on the rear panel and a bigger single lens camera.
Wait, what? No dual-lens? Dual-lens camera on smartphones have become a thing recently and with the likes of OnePlus 5 adapting with changing times, surely a lot of people would expect Google to step into the dual-lens revolution.
Since Google has already set a benchmark with Pixel’s camera, which was unarguably the best on smartphones released in 2016, they’ll have to go one up with their next generation Pixel and Pixel XL devices.
There are a lot of other things like waterproofing, specifications, fast charging, wireless charging that we don’t know yet, but if this image is anything to go by, the 2017 Google Pixel XL seems to be taking well to the modern looks of smartphones.