Confirmed: Pixel 2 will have HTC U11-like squeezable frame

Google Pixel 2: Revealed in HTC FCC filing w/ Android 8.0.1, 'Active Edge' squeeze feature

Google Pixel 2: Revealed in HTC FCC filing w/ Android 8.0.1, 'Active Edge' squeeze feature

It's not clear when Google or HTC plan to release the Pixel successors. According to rumors and speculations, HTC wants to tweak out Pixel 2's display to make it larger, the same way it did with G6.

GOOGLE UNLIKELY will have many surprised in store when it unveils the Pixel 2 later this year, with an FCC filing outing the handset's specifications. Screenshots also confirm the arrival of August 5 Android security patch level.

Google Pixel 2 will have Edge Sensors like we saw in HTC U11, expect that they'll most likely be called "Active Edge" in the next-generation Google device.

One of the features that HTC has introduced the smartphone world to is the squeezable frames.

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As far as the smaller Pixel 2 (4.97-inch) is concerned, it is said to have an nearly identical design language as the last year's generic 5-inch Pixel phone. Fast forward 365 days (really, it's been exactly a year) and the smaller Pixel 2 has just arrived at everyone's favorite commission.

Although this has not been officially confirmed yet, a recent FCC filing reveals that the upcoming Google Pixel 2 features squeezable sides. This added functionality will reportedly allow users to, primarily at least, squeeze the handset to interact with Google Assistant in various ways. Apparently, there's the number 8998 in the baseband, which all but confirms Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 or the much-talked about Snapdragon 836 will be the one running the show.

When it launches the Pixel 2 will sport 4GB of RAM, apart from 64GB and 128GB of internal storage options. But the new phone might be devoid of a 3.5mm audio jack port, as Google intends to use the additional space for stereo speakers.

Take note that all these goodies will also come at a price, which means it's possible that the Google Pixel 2 won't be any cheaper than last year's model - or perhaps even more expensive. Google is expected to announce the new models in October, a month after two major players - Samsung and Apple - would have already announced their flagship smartphones.

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