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.
Stereo front-firing speakers, Bluetooth 5.0 + LE, Wireless HD audio with LDAC
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.
The company is expected to officially announce Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, plus other hardware like new Chromebooks, VR news and devices, a new Pixel book and a variants of Google Home that will compete against the Amazon Echo dot.