Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL And Google Home Mini Leak Ahead Of October Launch
We've seen plenty of leaks regarding the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL over the past few months, but this might be the most fruitful of them all. We have what are claimed to be images of both new flagship Android Oreo devices.
According to Droid-Life, the Pixel 2 XL (not Pixel XL 2 as it has previously been referenced), will be available in two different color options. The first is black, while the second is primarily white, with a black glass panel on the upper backplate. Overall, the design of the smartphone adheres very closely to what we saw with the Pixel and Pixel XL. This time around, however, the device is being made by LG.
As with previous leaks, it's clear that the Pixel 2 XL will only feature a single rear camera, bucking the trend of most of today's Android (and iOS) flagships. However, given how much praise the original Pixel family's camera received, we're not sure that many people will miss this checkbox feature.
For those that prefer smaller Pixels, images of the standard Pixel 2 were also leaked. It will be available in Clearly White, Just Black, and Kinda Blue (seen below). Unlike the Pixel 2 XL, this device will be manufactured by HTC.
If that wasn't enough, Google doesn’t seem to be content with taking on the Amazon Echo, so it has developed the Google Home Mini. The Google Home Mini looks like a funky Echo Dot competitor, and appears to have all the same hardware features (including LED effects) and Google Assistant integration of its big brother, only in a smaller form-factor. The smart speaker will be available in Charcoal, Chalk and Coral colors.
When it comes to pricing for these devices, there shouldn't be too many surprises. The Pixel 2 XL is said to start at $849 for 64GB of storage, and rises to $949 if you want 256GB. On the other hand, the Pixel 2 will be priced at $649 and $749 respectively for 64GB and 128GB SKUs. The Google Home Mini will reportedly come with a $49 price tag. All of Google's new devices are expected to debut at its keynote event on October 4th.