Google Taimen And Walleye Pixel 2 Phone Specs Reportedly Leak To The Wild

Google is very much a participant in the smartphone wars even if it does not go blazing into battle with the biggest, baddest artillery. That is okay, because one of the draws of its own phones is they are among the first to receive new builds of Android. They also lack third-party skins and other bloat. All that said, Google fans are looking forward to the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2, both of which have been the subject of numerous leaks and rumors in recent weeks. The latest leak provides details on what is allegedly a finalized spec sheet.

Let's start with the larger of the two, Google's Pixel XL 2. You may have seen references to this phone before under its internal codename Taimen, which is a popular freshwater fish. Citing a "source familiar with the matter" who also supposedly spent some hands-on time with one Google's new phones, XDA-Developers says the Pixel XL 2 will feature a 5.99-inch display (can we just call it 6 inches?) with a 1440p resolution and OLED panel built by LG.

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The Pixel XL 2 will also boast a smaller bezel than its predecessor, along with upgraded hardware that includes a mighty Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC clocked at 2.45GHz, 4GB of RAM, up to 128GB of onboard storage, and a single camera with dual LED flash.

As to the physical design, the back will be similar to the original Pixel XL with a two-tone glass and metal finish. However, the glass window is located near the top this time around, and it no longer encloses a fingerprint scanner.

Moving on to the Pixel 2, otherwise known as Walleye (another type of freshwater fish), this one will sport a 4.97-inch display (can we call this one 5 inches?) with a 1080p resolution. The design will be "almost identical" to its predecessor, including large bezels around the display.

Like the PIxel XL 2, the non-XL model will be powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor, so it should stand up well to the competition in the general purpose computing as well as gaming and graphics. It will also have 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, and stereo speakers in place of a 3.5mm audio jack.

Google has not yet announced a release date for its Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2, though as a point of reference, its first generation Pixel phones came out in October of last year.