Google’s next Pixel XL to sport squeezable frame

The official launch of Google’s next generation Pixel XL is still a couple months away, however, a report in Android Police states that the device is expected to come with a “squeezable” frame similar to one seen HTC U11.

The technology will allow Pixel users to squeeze their phone to interact with the Google Assistant in various ways.

Codenamed “Taimen”, the name of the upcoming Pixel smartphone is not yet final, and could be announced as the Google Pixel XL 2 or Google Pixel XL 2017.

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According to media reports, the device will be manufactured by LG and the images leaked shows that the front of the phone has slim bezels around the OLED screen than last year’s Pixel. The device is reported to be taller at six inches and will have the same 2:1 aspect ratio as the LG G6.

Sources suggest that LG is also producing the display of the phone, indicating a change from the HTC-made Pixels of 2016.

The back camera is also reported to be large with just one lens, which suggests Google might be skipping the dual-lens trend. The devices will run on Snapdragon 835 with 4GB RAM and 128GB storage.

In October last year, Google launched Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones in the country at Rs 57,000 Pixel and Rs 67,000, respectively.

Pixel has 12.3MP rear camera and 8MP front camera, a fingerprint sensor at the back and is powered by a battery that can charge the phone for up to seven hours in just 15 minutes. The devices run on the newest Android operating system, Android 7.1 Nougat.

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