U too? Google Pixel 2 could borrow HTC U11's squeezable edges

U too? Google Pixel 2 could borrow HTC U11's squeezable edges

U too? Google Pixel 2 could borrow HTC U11's squeezable edges

More hints and clues about the upcoming Google Pixel smartphones have made their way on to the web.

Elsewhere the OS is listed as Android 8.0.1 with an August security patch.

Despite speculation that the Pixel 2 could be the first phone to pack Qualcomm's as-yet-unannounced Snapdragon 836 processor, the FCC filing confirms that the phone will feature the firm's Snapdragon 835 "platform", thanks to its choice of WiFi chip.

For now, it is not clear when Google plans to unveil the next-gen Pixel, but maybe we will see it on display at the IFA trade show in Berlin next month. Fast forward 365 days (really, it's been exactly a year) and the smaller Pixel 2 has just arrived at everyone's favorite commission.

Google Allo now available for web but only for Android users
While this is a nice addition, it doesn't mean that you won't have to install the Duo app on your phone in order to make a call. If, however, you don't count yourself among that group, getting up and running with the Allo web app is fairly straightforward.

Another interesting bit comes from the "Storage" option: It says "21% used - 50.66 GB free", which suggests that the Pixel 2 will come in a 64GB configuration (the original Pixel phones have either 32 or 128GB options). The FCC listing, besides revealing the aforementioned details, also revealed the smartphone to sport touch-sensitive side bezels, which will be going by the moniker "Active Edge". It was also manufactured by HTC.

In a sample screenshot within the filing, a feature called "Active Edge" can be seen within a "Languages, input & gestures" menu. Google hasn't released Android 8.0, but it's believed to launch soon for the Pixel handsets.

Leaked photos of the handsets have pointed to the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack and an overall design similar to the first-generation Pixel. If anything, it makes the phone future proof, but if you are not so happy about it, you might enjoy the fact that the Pixel 2 may come with dual front-facing stereo speakers. We'll have to wait for an official announcement to know more about the upcoming Google Pixel devices.

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.

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