Google Pixel XL 2 'Taimen', Pixel 2 'Walleye' Full Specifications Revealed

Posted June 27, 2017

The effective screen size will be 5.99 inches.

The details about the two remaining Pixel 2 devices, respectively given the codenames Walleye and Taimen, have remained unconfirmed for a while now, with Google keeping mum about the status and specs of the device. The smartphone will also feature Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 with 4GB of RAM, and with and the option of storage up to 64GB of storage. Powering the smartphone is said to be a Snapdragon 835 processor bundled with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of built-in storage. One can also expect different storage models as well.

The XDA report stated that the data on the two Pixel 2 devices was provided by a trusted source, which has provided accurate leaks on other devices in the past.

The larger model, codenamed Taimen, will have a 5.97-inch display, which makes it quite a big smartphone that will probably prove to be hard to handle one-handed. However there seems to be very little indication as to what the third codename could relate to. The smartphone will be sans the 3.5mm headphone jack.

Outside of that, your guess is as good as ours. Is a big ol' LG OLED display enough to get you excited for the Pixel XL? Qualcomm is said to launch Snapdragon 836, an improved version of SD835, later this year.

Originally speculated to comprise of three devices, what has emerged off late is that the Pixel 2 range will actually have two devices after all. Regardless, this year's line of Google-branded smartphones should be pretty interesting.

It is so far unknown if the Pixel 2 phones will be waterproof. The design is reported to be nearly identical to last year's model down to the bezels. It is also expected that the Android O operating system to be used. However, the glass window no longer encloses the fingerprint scanner. If the Pixel 2 were to look anything like the image suggests, it would resemble a combination of Google's original Pixel and the Samsung Galaxy S8.

Google's upcoming sequels to the Pixel and Pixel XL are pretty well anticipated at this point. That being said, the folks at XDA Developers have just obtained some information about the specs from a "source that's familiar with the details". There's also a chance that Google may advanced the launch date just to play tag with Apple and its iPhone 8 release, which is expected the month before. As for Taimen or Google Pixel XL 2, Google has joined hands with LG Electronics for its production.