SAN FRANCISCO—Google’s second generation flagship smartphone is official.
Today, the company announced the 5-inch Google Pixel 2 and 6-inch Google Pixel 2 XL. Unlike last year, the phones have different front designs.
The smaller Pixel has an HD OLED display and comes in three colors—kinda blue, just black, and clearly white.
There is no headphone jack.
The 2 XL has curved glass and an 18:9 resolution.
It comes in two colors—just black, and black and white.
Google says both phones have the same features.
They’re both IP67 water and dust resistant, and they both feature an always-on display that shows the time, the currently playing song, and other information without the need to press anything.
On the front, the design of the two models diverges.
The Pixel 2 XL gets a modern redesign with slimmer bezels, rounded screen corners, and a six-inch, OLED display. Users that prefer a smaller phone are stuck with an inferior device, since the smaller Pixel 2 didn’t get redesigned and looks a lot like the 2016 model. You get a five-inch panel with an old 16:9 aspect ratio, square corners, and much taller bezels.
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