Google Pixel 2 might not look like other flagship phones

Google Pixel 2 News: First possible render of Taimen spotted

Google Pixel 2 News: First possible render of Taimen spotted

However Olixar confirms that Google refused to 3.5 mm headphone Jack. This is a feature that was sorely missed on last year's Pixel devices after coming on both the Nexus 6 and 6P.

There won't be a dual camera setup on the new Pixels, according to these latest renders, and the fingerprint sensor will continue to sit awkwardly on the rear of the device. While it's likely that this year's Pixel phones will boast fantastic camera quality like last year's Pixel phones, it's still disappointing to see that Google will (probably) be the only major smartphone manufacturer to not have a flagship with a dual-lens camera in 2017. Several leaked renders claiming to show off the successor to the Pixel XL have depicted a phone with an elongated screen.

We are expecting the new Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 smartphones some time before the end of the year. The Pixel 2 still looks to my eyes like a smartphone designed a year ago compared to Galaxy Note 8 and iPhone 8 renderings seen recently. However, when companies like Samsung, Huawei, and Xiaomi are unveiling phones with curved screens and bezel-less displays, Google's Pixel phones simply look... uninspiring.

Iran slams United States sanctions bill as 'regressive', 'unlawful'
Iran says its missiles are purely defensive and could not carry nuclear arms because the country has promised not to develop them. The 2015 nuclear deal, called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, was signed between Iran and six other major world powers.

Blass's report notes that HTC is building the Walleye version of the Pixel on Google's behalf while LG will handle work on the larger Pixel. The renderings for the Pixel 2 are expected to be accurate as well. Be sure to let us know in the comments! It's also possible that the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL could jump to a base storage of 64GB while at the same time pushing this limit to a massive 256GB, which should be a welcome idea for many fans given that Google phones, traditionally, don't come with a microSD card slot. But, unlike previous year, at least there's a speaker housed in the bottom bezel. Are the dual front-facing speakers worth the loss of the 3.5mm headphone jack?

The bad news is that while there are a couple new features included with this Pixel 2, there's one notable missing feature, too.

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