Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL: Display and Design Details

A few days ago we published the first image of Google Pixel 2 XL second-generation smartphone, demonstrating significantly redesigned, and now on the source have published new details about the upcoming Google Pixel smartphones. They relate to the distinctive features of the program future innovations.

With great Google likely taking advantage of OLED screens, which will be equipped with a new generation of “guglofonov” implements Always-On Ambient Display mode. This functionality will allow continuously displayed some useful information, such as time, weather, notifications, etc. etc., spending on this meager amount of energy.

The first smartphone with a similar function was Motorola Moto X, but now it can be found in most of the flagships of the market: from LG G6, called Always-on, at the Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8 + – Always-On Display. The first evidence that Google is working on mode Always-On Ambient Display users were found in the XDA Developers has Android O Developer Preview 3 (doze_always_on line where «doze» means Ambient Display) source code SystemUIGoogle.apk assembly file. And now it’s a new confirmation of the existence of the regime this week.

Publishing images of Google Pixel 2 XL, resource noted the presence in the smartphone touchscreen side panels such as Edge Sense from HTC U11. This feature allows access to various functions of the interface while squeezing the sidewalls of the smartphone. XDA Developers have confirmed these findings, noting that in order to avoid false positives sensitivity faces Google Pixel 2 XL can be adjusted. Also refers to the ability to use compression to run Google Assistant, even when the screen is off and incoming calls.

It also reported that sRGB-mode, before hiding in a hidden menu for developers in the new Google Pixel 2 will be presented in the settings screen, along with another new regime «Bright colors» (Vivid Colors).

Finally, when the original configuration of the smartphone Google Pixel 2 XL users will be redirected to the website, which is now, for obvious reasons, does not work.

For the release of Google Pixel 2 XL, as we have mentioned earlier, will be responsible LG. According to rumors, the device will receive a 5.99-inch screen type OLED with a resolution of 2880 × 1440 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18: 9, SoC Snapdragon 835. The housing will also be made of metal and glass, although with some differences in the design of which we have been told before.

It is possible that LG will start Google Pixel 2 production in the near future. The search giant itself is not involved in the release of smartphones under its own brand, and four years ago, the Korean company has just engaged in assembling Nexus 5 (incidentally, a very successful and popular product).