Google Pixel 2 XL leak could show the super-sized phone for the first time

As rumors continue to grow regarding the Google Pixel 2, it appears we may have our best look so far at the larger version of the Google's next-generation Android phone.

A rendering of what is reportedly the 2017 Google Pixel XL has surfaced via Android Police. Though not a final design, the report claims that the images are still representative of what direction Google is taking its latest phone.

The image comes from a source Android Police deems "extremely reliable," showing both the front and back of the upcoming extra-large handset, as seen below:

Image Credit: Android Police

While not a dramatic shift from the original Pixel's design, there are still some noticeable changes — primarily a not-as-distinct antenna band, a smaller glass portion on the back, and a trimmed-down bezel.

According to the report, two other features were teased for the supposed 2017 Pixel XL. The first is a 6-inch AMOLED screen courtesy of LG, which could help step up the Pixel's display game with the likes of other top-shelf phones such as the LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8.

Additionally, the 2017 Pixel XL is reported to also feature squeezable sides as a means of added controls, à la the Edge Sense feature seen in the HTC U11

None of these features were confirmed for the normal-sized 2017 Google Pixel
— but then again, Google hasn't confirmed anything at this time regarding its next big handset, so it's still wise to take this news with a grain of salt. 

As for when we will learn more concrete information about the Pixel 2 lineup, Google is expected to make an announcement later this year. In the meantime, we're crossing our fingers that that sweet bezel-less design is here to stay.

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