Google Pixel 2 smartphones: Taimen, Walleye's full specs revealed in report

The Pixel 2 is said to come with a 5-inch Full HD display with a design that will be "almost identical" to last year's Pixel including the large top and bottom bezels. Now a person who has spent time with at least one model of the upcoming phone has revealed the specification of Google Pixel XL 2 and its smaller sibling.

The Pixel 2 XL device ("walleye") comes with a 4.97-inch display and a FHD resolution.

However, Google is allegedly ditching the 3.5 mm audio jack in favor of a set of stereo speakers, which a lot of users aren't ready to give up just yet as evidenced by the Apple's move with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Inside will allegedly be a Snapdragon 835, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage in the base model (twice that of the original Pixel). One can also expect different storage models as well. Interestingly, the person says that there are just two Google Pixel 2 handsets planned for this year, rather than the rumored three. This bit about LG supplying the panels is important because it could be related to a report from a couple of months ago that stated Google was able to secure flexible OLED screens from the firm. However there seems to be very little indication as to what the third codename could relate to.

Outside of that, your guess is as good as ours. 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. The heart of the device will be a Snapdragon 835 processor.

Overall the new Pixel 2 devices are shaping up to be mostly consistent with current flagship devices in the market this year from a hardware standpoint.

Does Google have a place in the smartphone race? However, the Pixel XL 2 would be made by LG. However, the glass window no longer encloses the fingerprint scanner. How nice would it be if Google took a page from the old Nexus 5 price/performance playbook with its Pixel successors?

With each passing day, we are moving closer and closer to the official release of Google's highly anticipated Pixel 2 and Pixel 2XL.

Aside from this, other rumours indicate that the follow-up to the Pixel could include an improved camera, proper waterproofing and the latest operating system - likely Android O in this case.

A final bit of information that was gleaned by the source while examining an early build unit is that the taimen device refers to the fingerprint software app as "Nexus Imprint" while the walleye device uses "Pixel Imprint" for the same app.