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Google Pixel XL 2 Concept Shows What The Upcoming Phone Could Look Like [Video]

5 July 2017, 9:07 am EDT By Carl Velasco Tech Times
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Someone has managed to create a decent Google Pixel XL 2 concept video, showing what the next Pixel handset could look like. Codenamed Taimen, the forthcoming flagship could be announced this year.   ( Concept Creator | YouTube )

Even before Google has said anything about the much-rumored Google Pixel successors, a crafty YouTube user has already made an unofficial "first look" at the Google Pixel XL 2 with a concept product video.

Google Pixel XL 2 Concept Video Surfaces

This one's a looker too — almost a Galaxy S8 look-alike. YouTube channel Concept Creator's idea of what Google's notional flagship would look like involves minimal bezels. Rendered in red, blue, and pale-bluish colorways, the handset features only one camera at the back, which seems surprising given the amount of OEMs incorporating dual camera systems of late.

A steel frame loops around the device, offset by antenna lines on the sides. The front sports an all-glass panel, while the back is mostly aluminum, save for the glass panel at the top where the camera and the flash sit.

The Google Pixel features the same partial glass panel, though it's significantly larger than this design. The back panel includes a fingerprint sensor, placed near the middle of the phone.

Interestingly, the design almost looks similar to the LG G6, which actually makes sense, since rumors suggest LG will take charge in manufacturing the Pixel XL 2. Perhaps the designer took this fact into account and created the concept with LG's aesthetic tendencies in mind.

All told, this Pixel XL 2 concept looks sexy and gorgeous, although the absence of dual cameras might upset some people.

Google Pixel XL 2 Rumors

Rumors about Google's yet-to-be-announced phone has been fairly slim, although some have managed to slip through the cracks.

Alleged benchmarks "revealed" key details of the handset this past June. Codenamed "Taimen," the Pixel XL 2, as per the listing, will pack in a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip, 4 GB of RAM, and sport a 5.99-inch 1440p OLED display. The phone will offer 128 GB of storage, although rumors still can't say whether there'll be other storage options. But in other words, expect a supremely powerful flagship from Google should these specs end up being accurate.

While rumors are fun to read, one should be always cautious of them, of course. Take everything with a grain of salt, needless to say.

Check out the concept video below, which should be enough visual eye candy to tide you over until Google decides to drop hints soon. The company unveiled its Pixel handsets in October 2016, so it's safe to expect a similar timeline for the sequels. Time, of course, always tells. Expect due coverage when we learn more.

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