With each passing day, we are moving closer and closer to the official release of Google’s highly anticipated Pixel 2 and Pixel 2XL.
The phones are scheduled to be released this fall and the whole world has been waiting with bated breath. Luckily, fans of the Google phones can now get some more information about them thanks to the new leaks.
An anonymous source who is credited to be familiar with Google’s plans has just leaked some very interesting tidbits about the specs of the two models, Taimen and Walleye, the largest and smallest models respectively. Earlier this month we all heard about Google abandoning its plans on the Muskie model, which was supposed to be the middle variant between Walleye and Taimen.
The new details presented by the leak were published by XDA-Developers, who claim that their source is reliable and that the new information presents near finalized specifications for the upcoming two models.
According to the report, there will be two new Pixel phones being rolled out this year itself with one being a 4.97-inch model while the other will be even bigger with 5.99-inches. The latter is substantially larger than last year’s Pixel XL.
The information about the larger model, codenamed Taimen is particularly interesting as it says that the bezels will be shrunk and a 128GB model will also be available. The phone is also said to feature a 5.99-inch display with a 1440p OLED panel by L.G. There have been speculations about this since earlier this year, Reuters had reported about Google investing in L.G’s display division. It seems that the speculation has come true. The Taimen model will also be packing the Snapdragon 835 processor and 4GB of RAM. The backside of the phone is said to be the same as last year’s with a 2-tone glass and a metal finish.
The smaller model, Walleye is said to feature a 4.97-inch display with FHD resolution. While the design of this model is determined to be almost identical to the smaller Pixel released last year, Google might include stereo speakers instead of the 3.5mm headphone jack. Walleye will also feature a Snapdragon 835 with 4GB of RAM and an alternate storage option of 64GB.
Another interesting tidbit of information gained from the report was that the pre-production software used on Taimen was called “Nexus Imprint” whereas the one used on Walleye was named “Pixel Imprint”. Is Nexus returning? While we can’t really confirm what this means, we are confident that it will all be addressed in the coming future.