The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 are some of the most highly-anticipated devices of the year, and thanks to the FCC we may have at least a couple details confirmed ahead of the announcement.
As reported by Droid-Life, the Pixel 2, an HTC-manufactured handset, has passed through the FCC on its way to regulator approval. Screenshots confirm that the handset is indeed the Pixel 2, and not just some random HTC handset, for different reasons. The first of which is that the handset is running Android 8.0.1, which is noteworthy considering that version of the mobile operating system isn’t even one Google has talked about just yet.
One other key detail that the FCC revealed today is that the Pixel 2 will have an “Active Edge” design, which, if you’re keeping track, is similar to what the HTC-branded U11 boasts. This particular feature, dubbed Edge Sense on the U11, allows for owners to squeeze the sides of the phone to interact with elements of the software. It looks like Google wants that feature in its Pixel line up, too.
The FCC filing also hints at the Pixel 2 featuring 64GB of built-in storage. That’s a bit of a change from last year’s model, which only came in 32GB or 128GB variants (the Pixel XL was the same way). So if this model is running 64GB, there’s a chance that this could be the base storage option for future owners, which would be a nice change of pace.
Finally, the filing shows the Pixel 2 with a baseband showing “mw8998.” As noted by the original publication, this suggests that the Pixel 2 will at least be running a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, which would line up with the rumor mill.
So, we’re at least one step closer to the Pixel 2 becoming a reality. Are you looking forward to the new device’s arrival?