Google Pixel 2 XL Overview Updated March 18, 2018

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As expected, Google unveiled two new Pixel smartphones today: the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. While the smaller of the two handsets did get a small design tweak around back, it keeps the large bezels found around the display. The Pixel 2 XL, on the other hand, received a major upgrade, now with smaller bezels and dual front-facing speakers. Here are the Google Pixel 2 XL’s official specs…

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Full hardware specifications for Google’s Pixel 2 XL:

Google Pixel 2 XL Specification
Android version Android 8.0 Oreo w/ Google UI
Screen size 6-inch pOLED
Resolution 2880×1440 pixels
PPI 538 ppi
Primary camera  12.2MP, f/1.8, 1.4μm pixels, OIS, EIS, PDAF, LDAF
Front camera 8MP, f/2.4, 1.4μm pixels, fixed focus
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Storage 64GB or 128GB
Expandable storage up to N/A
Battery 3,520mAh (nonremovable)
Ports USB Type-C
Weight 175 g
Dimensions 157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm
Other features IP67 water and dust resistant, rear-facing fingerprint sensor, dual front-facing speakers, Bluetooth 5.0, Hi-Fi codecs, Active Edge, USB-PD, 18W rapid Charging
Color options Black & White (Panda), Just Black
Carrier availability Shipping on October 17
Base price off-contract ~$850
In-box accessories TBD

Google Pixel 2 XL Stories March 18

Get $200 back and a free charger w/ purchase of a Pixel 2 XL from the Google Store

Following the Google Store’s $100 back offer on the Pixel 2 XL that ended just yesterday, the online retailer is now giving customers who finance the phone’s purchase $200 in statement credits and a free 18W USB-C charger.

Google Pixel 2 XL Stories March 7

Here’s where to download Android P system images for Pixel, Pixel 2, Android Beta Program won’t arrive until next preview

Android P has gone official today, and if you were hoping to try it out, there’s some good news, and some bad news…

How to manually install Android P Developer Preview 1 on Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL

Google just took the wraps off of the first Developer Preview build of Android P. This early build introduces a redesigned notification shade and much more. Here’s how to manually install Android P DP1…

In our teardown of Google Photos 3.15 late last month, we spotted the development of a GIF export feature. It is now live, and as we speculated is for Motion Photos on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

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Google Pixel 2 XL will pick up proximity sensor bug fix ‘in the coming months’

There are a lot of bugs that have plagued the Pixel 2 XL, but Google has been quite diligent about fixing them following the phone’s launch. Now, after community reports, the company is preparing a fix for some issues with the proximity sensor.

Google Pixel 2 XL Stories March 5

While we all want a proper dark mode on Android, it doesn’t seem to be coming anytime soon. However, Google did implement it in a limited capacity with Android 8.1 on the Google Pixel 2 family. That was tied to the color of the wallpaper, though, forcing users who want a dark theme to stick to a select few backgrounds for their homescreen. Thanks to a new app, though, it’s possible to get that dark theme with any wallpaper…

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