Google Pixel 2 XL Overview Updated September 21, 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
RAM 4GB
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 Yesterday

Google partners w/ uBreakiFix for free Pixel repairs for Hurricane Florence victims

Hurricane Florence hit the Carolinas hard last week and the aftermath is still affecting millions of people along the East Coast. Now, Google is working with a long-time partner to fix Pixel devices that were damaged in the storm.

Google Pixel 2 XL Stories September 18

Since their debut, the stand-out feature of Google’s Pixel smartphones has been the camera. Google has remained at the front of the race with its Pixel 2 line of devices, but this month Apple tried to challenge the champ with some major improvements on its new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. Now that the iPhone XS reviews are in, it looks like Google is still ahead of the curve…

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Google Pixel 2 XL Stories September 13

Some Google Pixel, Pixel 2 owners report weird battery saver bug [Update]

It’s not yet clear why, but apparently some Google Pixel 2 owners woke up this morning with its battery saver mode enabled — despite their batteries being near full after a night of charging.

Google Pixel 2 XL Stories September 11

One big controversy about Google’s Pixel 2 lineup was the company’s decision to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack. To remedy the situation Google included a headphone adapter in the box. That adapter has been for sale in the Google Store for a while, and now Google has quietly updated it. expand full story

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Google Pixel 2 XL Stories September 4

Project Fi discounts LG G7 to $449 & V35 to $599 as Google Pixel 2 XL includes $250 credit

The latest Project Fi deals for September are in and provide notable discounts on the LG V35 and LG G7, as well as the Pixel 2 XL. The Made by Google phone comes with a $250 service credit, while the LG flagships see an instant $300 discount.

Google Pixel 2 XL Stories August 24

The camera on Google’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL is amazing. Part of what makes it so good is Google’s HDR+ mode. Thanks to the Pixel Visual Core, that handy trick can be extended to other apps, and now one of our favorite camera apps is picking up public support…

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