Rumor: Google Pixel 2 will have the same camera as HTC U11

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The Google Pixel 2 is one of the most anticipated phones today. The phone will be launched this fall alongside the bigger Pixel 2 XL and so far, several details about the pair are already in the public domain.

Rumors suggest that the Google Pixel 2 will come with the same design language as the current Pixel phone, with the only model undergoing massive design changes being the Pixel 2 XL. As for most of the other specs and features, the two phones will have a lot in common, be it the Snapdragon 835/836 processor, 4GB RAM, Android Oreo out of the box and even the much hyped squeezable frames.

Speaking of squeezable frames, the only phone in the current smartphone market with such a feature is the HTC U11. The phone has what is known as Edge Sense. This is a feature that allows users to interact with the phone by applying different pressure levels on the edges of the U11. Apparently, this is what the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will also come with.

We’ve heard reports that the smaller Pixel 2 will be manufactured by HTC and while the details of the Pixel 2 XL remain unclear, word on the street has it that LG will be in charge. The fact that HTC will be making the Pixel 2 adds more weight to the idea of the phone coming with a squeezable frame. As for the XL model, it will be interesting to see how LG goes about it if at all it’ll be the OEM working on the phone.

Sticking with the smaller Pixel 2 phone, fresh rumors have surfaced with claims that the phone will sport a camera similar to what the HTC U11 has. This makes more sense, especially since the U11 has received the highest ever DxOMark ranking – even higher than the impressive Google Pixel.

Coming from someone familiar with the development of the Google Pixel 2, this tipster has no further details on what exactly will be the specs of the camera on board. But since it’ll match the U11, we may see a unit that packs a 12MP lens with a massive f/1.7 aperture, PDAF, dual-tone LED flash and maybe OIS will be thrown into the mix this time. The Pixel has just about the same specs, only that the aperture is smaller at f/2.0 and adds EIS alongside many other software-related enhancements.

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