The next-generation Google Pixel 2 is already getting the interwebs excited and now details have leaked about the two codenamed phones, Walleye and Taimen. An unnamed source told XDA Developers over the weekend that the Taimen aka Google Pixel XL 2 would feature a 5.99-inch OLED display with 1440p resolution. However, unlike the Taimen, which will come with a refreshed design, Walleye will deliver a almost identical look and feel to last year's smaller Google Pixel, the report says.
Beyond just offering a larger display, it will also sport thinner bezels than what can be now found on the Pixel XL. Internally, it is expected to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC and 4GB RAM. This time around, a new leak points to those exact same components while contradicting just a few of them, more or less "confirming" some of the specs in store. Sadly, its successor, the Nexus 5X, couldn't quite follow in its footsteps and with the Pixel, it appeared Google had abandon the Nexus moniker. and its price-to-power reputation. In its place, Google may incorporate stereo speakers by utilizing the bottom firing speaker and the earpiece.
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LG is believed to be manufacturing the larger Pixel but there's also a note that some reference was sighted in HTC U11 files. Two internal storage options will be available; 32GB and 128GB, both reportedly sporting 6GB of RAM.
The Pixel and Pixel XL were highly anticipated devices, but ultimately they were primarily a first-generation, introductory release for Google, and though they weren't wholly-spectacular, we regarded them a "foundational release". This means that we won't have edge-to-edge display this year in the Pixel line-up. In addition, upcoming Pixel flagships are said to feature 4K UHD Premium Foveated Rendering, 10-bit 4K @60fps display capabilities, along with Q-SYNC for running high-end VR applications. As soon as we have new information regarding the smartphones we will let you know. From the look of things, Google dropped the midsized smartphone, choosing "Taimen" over it instead.
Code sifted from the Android Open Source Project seems to suggest that Google is working on three projects, codenamed Walleye, Muskie, and Taimen. Walleye will be carrying a 3.5mm audio jack as well as the same traditional design as of the Pixel. More than that, it's said to feature narrower bezels than its predecessor.