Google will announce its next-generation Android Authority reports.phones . Quite a few leaks paint an unofficial picture of what features we're likely to get in the . A headphone jack is not one of them,
While at least one CNET editorwithout a headphone jack, they're on the way out, with more phone makers removing them -- . Instead popping in wired headphones or earbuds, phones without jacks require you to use a converter dongle, or else use wireless headphones. Because the converter dongle uses the charger port, you wouldn't be able to charge the phone while using a wired headset simultaneous.
Android Authority cites an source and an internal document for the report's information. Still, take this with a grain of salt. CNET wasn't able to independently verify the info and Google did not respond to a request for comment.
Here are some other rumors. The Pixel 2 phones are reported to use dual-stereo speakers in lieu of the headphone jack. The larger Pixel 2 XL may have an 80 to 85 percent screen-to-body ratio (the Note 8 is roughly 83 percent), and the front and rear cameras could take better images but won't be dual camera.
Some rumored Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL specs:
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip (contrary to )
- 64GB and 128GB storage options
- IP67 dust and water resistance
- A "Active Edge" feature like on the
- An E-SIM card slot allowing you to connect to different networks without swapping SIM cards
The Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL are said to have different battery capacities (3,520mAh in the Pixel 2 XL versus. 2,700mAh for the Pixel 2) and a QHD display (2K resolution) on the Pixel 2 XL, versus a FHD display (1080p resolution) on the Pixel 2.
Stay tuned to CNET during next week's Google event to hear all the official info on the the next batch of Pixel phones.