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Google has announced the second generation of its Pixel smartphones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. While the Pixel 2 looks almost identical to its predecessor, the 2 XL has seen some substantial design changes: it’s jumping from a 5.5-inch display up to a 6-inch display, and that display now covers almost the entire face of the phone. It’s not a perfectly edge-to-edge look, but there are just the trimmest of bezels at the top and bottom of the screen.

The Pixel 2 will come in three colors: white, black, and “kinda blue.” It’s priced at $649 for 64GB of storage and $749 for 128GB. The Pixel 2 XL will be offered in just two colors, black and white, though the white has some nice touches, including a black glass shade on the back and an orange home button. It’ll start at $849 for 64GB and go up to $949 for 128GB. Both are supposed to begin shipping by October 17th. Anyone who orders before October 19th will also get sent a promo code to receive a free Home Mini sometime next month.

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/10/4/16408962/new-google-pixel-2-phone-announced-price-release-date-features

Been researching an upgrade for my phone, been waiting for this news as google's bloat-ware free Android is always a plus. What do you guys think?
Edited by Nightbird - 10/4/17 at 12:53pm
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No headphone jack, no buy.
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Underwhelming.
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I don't understand why bezels are still a thing?

What purpose do they serve to the consumer? Is there any actual benefit to having them?
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No headphone jack, no buy.

I understand the desire to get rid of the headphone jack but I still can't comprehend the logic behind a single USB + removal of headphone jack. I suppose these phones should now come with a USB hub adapter... rolleyes.gif
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Splash proof, not water resistance
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I don't understand why bezels are still a thing?

What purpose do they serve to the consumer? Is there any actual benefit to having them?

The Pixel 2.. dunno. Pixel 2 XL has front firing speakers.
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I have to admit, not having a headphone jack is a deal killer for me. I know we have Bluetooth these days but you sometimes just cannot beat the headphone jack. 

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They both have front facing speakers in the bezels, which is why they're still there
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They both have front facing speakers in the bezels, which is why they're still there

Ah I thought only the XL had the front firing. Good to know both got that treatment.
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Pixel 2 XL looks good, but has no expandable Storage or Dual-SIM. Might aswell buy a S8+, 128GB, 6GB RAM, Dual-Hybrid-SIM and flash a clean OS on it.
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