Yesterday this photo of a developer unit was leaked to GSM Arena. It’s believed to be the Pixel 2—the smaller, HTC-made device (codename: “walleye”) with the 4.95 inch screen, rather than the LG-made Pixel 2 XL (“taimen”) with the 5.99 inch display.
With all the stickers and tape the back of the unit honestly doesn’t look like much; fortunately, the anonymous leaker also supplied a photo of the front of the phone.
Sorry, make that two phones… The bad news: the massive chin and forehead of the original Pixels have been carried over, but this time around they are at least partly justified by front-facing stereo speakers, a feature last seen two generations ago on the Huawei Nexus 6P.
And now the really bad news: multiple sources, including Evan Blass, are reporting that there will be no headphone jack on either of this year’s Pixel phones. Because #courage…?