With only days until the 2017 Made by Google event in San Francisco, the Pixel leaks just keep coming. Last night we got a good look at the front of the Pixel XL and today we’re being treated to full front and back renders of the HTC-made Pixel and LG-made Pixel XL.
HTC made Pixel 2
LG made Pixel XL 2
From the back the two new Pixel 2’s look almost identical with the same design and layout of sensors, cameras etc. However, when you look at the two from the front you’d be forgiven for thinking that they are not part of the same product launch. Sure they share common features, stereo front facing speakers similar placement of the front camera but the similarities stop there.
The XL has the same rounded corner display as the LG V30 where as the Pixel has a traditional squared corner display and the XL has a much smaller “forehead and chin” compared to the Pixel. Overall from the front the two devices just aren’t congruous at all and this leaves you wondering why.
Are Google “pulling an Apple” by releasing two devices with the more expensive, and profitable one would assume, being superior to try and drive consumers to the “better” device? Or this is a simple case of Google just not getting hardware right? Or was this simply an intentional style choice?
Whatever the reason, in just a few days we will finally know all there is to know about the two devices and then we can start the wild speculation as to why Google made these choices.