Google ‘actively investigating’ reports of Pixel 2 XL screen burn-in

Dieter Bohn, writing for The Verge;

Over the weekend, people with review units of the Pixel 2 XL began noticing a problem. No, not the already-known issues of muddy color and grainy textures when viewed in low-light, but one that’s potentially more worrisome: screen burn-in. First reported on Twitter by Android Central’s Alex Dobie, multiple people have noticed that when you look at the screen with a gray background, you can see faint outlines of the phone’s navigation buttons on the bottom.

Not a good sign for Google, specially after “acqui-hiring” more than 2000 HTC Engineers for $1.1 billion.

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Now Official

Google Pixel 2 Specs;

  • 5.0 in full HD AMOLED (1920 x 1080) at 441ppi
  • 2.5D Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5
  • Full 24-bits depth or 16.77 million colors
  • Rear Camera: 12.2 MP, f/1.8 aperture, 1.4μm, Autofocus with laser + dual pixel phase detection, OIS
  • Front Camera: 8 MP fixed focus, f/2.4 aperture, 1.4μm
  • 2.35Ghz + 1.9Ghz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835, 64Bit Octa-Core
  • Adreno 540
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64 GB / 128 GB Internal Storage
  • Wi-Fi 2.4G + 5GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2×2 MIMO1
  • Stereo front-firing speakers, Bluetooth 5.0 + LE, Wireless HD audio with LDAC
  • NFC, eSIM
  • GPS, GLONASS
  • GSM/EDGE, UMTS/HSPA+/HSDPA, CDMA EVDO Rev A, LTE 4G
  • Sensors: Active Edge, Proximity / Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer / Gyrometer, Magnetometer, Back-mounted fingerprint sensor, Barometer, Hall effect sensor, Android Sensor Hub, Advanced x-axis haptics for sharper/defined response
  • USB-C 3.1 Gen 1, Single Nano SIM
  • Aluminum unibody with hybrid coating
  • IP67 water and dust resistant1
  • Dimension: 145.7 mm x 69.7 mm x 7.8 mm
  • Weight: 143 g
  • Colors: Just Black, Clearly White, Kinda Blue
  • 2700 mAh battery

Google Pixel 2 XL Specs;

  • 6.0 QHD+ pOLED display, (2880 x 1440) pOLED at 538ppi
  • 3D Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5
  • Full 24-bits depth or 16.77 million colors
  • Rear Camera: 12.2 MP, f/1.8 aperture, 1.4μm, Autofocus with laser + dual pixel phase detection, OIS
  • Front Camera: 8 MP fixed focus, f/2.4 aperture, 1.4μm
  • 2.35Ghz + 1.9Ghz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835, 64Bit Octa-Core
  • Adreno 540
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64 GB / 128 GB Internal Storage
  • Wi-Fi 2.4G + 5GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2×2 MIMO1
  • Stereo front-firing speakers, Bluetooth 5.0 + LE, Wireless HD audio with LDAC
  • NFC, eSIM
  • GPS, GLONASS
  • GSM/EDGE, UMTS/HSPA+/HSDPA, CDMA EVDO Rev A, LTE 4G
  • Sensors: Active Edge, Proximity / Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer / Gyrometer, Magnetometer, Back-mounted fingerprint sensor, Barometer, Hall effect sensor, Android Sensor Hub, Advanced x-axis haptics for sharper/defined response
  • USB-C 3.1 Gen 1, Single Nano SIM
  • Aluminum unibody with hybrid coating
  • IP67 water and dust resistant1
  • Dimension: 157.9 mm x 76.7 mm x 7.9 mm
  • Weight: 175 g
  • Colors: Just Black, Clearly White
  • 3520 mAh battery

Pixel 2 will retail at $649 while the Pixel 2 XL will be priced at $849. Both phones are now available for preorder in Australia, Canada, Germany, India, and U.K, and the US. Then later this year in Italy, Singapore, and Spain later this year.

Leaked Images of Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

From the one and only Evan Blass;

Looks like the Galaxy S8 Plus sans curve screen and a bit narrower and taller.

Google is expected to provide more details on their new Pixel phones tomorrow, 4th of October.