March 21 2018

Google To Follow Apple's Lead On Key Feature

March 21 2018, 12:42 | Jodi Jackson

Google To Follow Apple's Lead On Key Feature

Not on the list is the headphone jack as well. Just like Apple and HTC Google has made plans to ditch the 3.5mm jack offering instead an USB Type-C port for all purposes

Google has knocked $125 off the Pixel putting the price for the base model at $524, while the Pixel XL is $200 off for a starting price of $569.

My only guess is that maybe Google wants to roll this out to Play Services along with the 8.0 update so Pixel owners won't have to worry about free space when they upgrade to 8.0. When Google announced the Pixel smartphones previous year, their bezels were a bit of a controversial topic, and especially now with most manufacturers going "bezel-less", the Pixel 2 is set to be an equally divisive phone, if not more. Apart from this, the latest report adds that these smartphones will not have thin bezels. The larger smartphone is expected to ship with minimized bezels and an 18:9 (2:1) display panel, even though it should be equipped with the same hardware found in the Pixel 2.

The Google Pixel boasts a 5-inch Full HD display, a 12.3-megapixel camera, a fingerprint scanner, 32GB storage, and the AI-powered Google Assistant virtual helper.

The HTC-built Pixel and Pixel XL are said to have moved over 2.1 million units since their launch in September 2016.

The Pixel and Pixel XL are among the best flagship smartphones that you can buy today.

Sources have told 9To5Google that the Pixel 2 price is expected to rise by at least $50, which would translate in the United Kingdom to around a £50 increase.

In terms of design, Google is not inclined to go for anything dramatic unlike other manufacturers like Samsung and Apple who are now giving up on bezels.

Google has restocked its Pixel phones and is now offering huge discounts for both devices as part of its Back to School event. "That's not going to fly in 2017 or (most of) 2018". Well, the leak suggests that Pixel devices won't feature a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Google's apparent design decisions for the Pixel 2 and 2 XL indicate "serious problems ahead", according to Forbes' Gordon Kelly.

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