Pixel 2 will be IP68 Waterproof and Feature Always-on Display
A month before the official announcement of new Google phones, we learn more about them special features. The new Pixel 2 will have an IP68 certificate for water and dust resistance.
In addition, the phone’s camera will have electronic image stabilization, not optical, as Google wants to achieve a better images in low light. Since Pixel 2 will not have a standard audio jack, Google plans to include USB-C to a 3.5mm adapter in the package.
There will be two versions of the flagship – one with 64 GB built-in storage and one with 128 GB. Interesting is the feature always-on display well known from the flagships of Samsung and LG.
Finally, for some software tidbits. We were provided an image of the device’s ambient display turned on, but as you can see above (on the left), we blurred it out in an abundance of caution to protect our source’s identity.
We can describe a couple of things about it, however; there is a new line below the time for the date and an alarm (if you have one set), and the large font for the time is slightly tweaked.
Also on the note of the ambient display, we’re told by one separate source, as was first reported in July, that there will indeed be an always-on option for the ambient display. The current Pixel’s ambient display is off unless you pick up the device or double tap the display when off.
We’re told by that same source that Google Lens (which is nearing release as seen in Google app 7.11) will be launching publicly with the Pixel 2, and that the phone will likely be running Android 8.1 at launch.
Both Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will come directly with Android 8.1 Oreo and will support the Google Lens. The official presentation will be on October 5th. Source: 9to5Googlehttp://gizbrain.com/2017/09/07/pixel-2-ip68-waterproof-feature-always-on-display/https://i1.wp.com/gizbrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/google-pixel-2.jpg?fit=1328%2C826https://i1.wp.com/gizbrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/google-pixel-2.jpg?fit=210%2C131GOOGLETECH NEWSGoogle,Google Pixel,Google Pixel 2,leaks,rumors,smartphoneA month before the official announcement of new Google phones, we learn more about them special features. The new Pixel 2 will have an IP68 certificate for water and dust resistance. In addition, the phone's camera will have electronic image stabilization, not optical, as Google wants to achieve a better...John GreenJohn GreenJohngreen@gizbrain.comContributorJohn Green is a writer at GizBrain.GizBrain - Your Tech Brain