Google Pixel 2 FCC listing reveals Active Edge squeeze feature

Google Pixel 2 FCC listing reveals Active Edge squeeze feature

More hints and clues about the upcoming Google Pixel smartphones have made their way on to the web. The Google Pixel 2 duo will be the first smartphones to come preloaded with Android 8.0.

While this year's Pixel XL successor widely rumored to be manufactured by LG, the smaller Pixel is expected to be again made by HTC.

We'll have to wait and see whether Google comes up with anything more innovative by the time the Pixel 2 is ready to be announced.

Android 8.0 will bring also bring support for Bluetooth 5.0 technologies, which is now rumoured to hit HTC's U11 smartphones. This can be understood through the above snapshot that shows that 21 percent space on the internal storage has been used and 50.66 GB is remaining which indicates that the Pixel 2 has 64 GB of internal storage.

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The handset passed through the FCC on August 5, 2017, and runs Android 8.0.1.

HTC's involvement is unsurprising, especially as the recent FCC filing confirms that the Pixel 2 will boast HTC U11-a-like squeeze functionality through its "Active Edge" feature. The FCC listing, besides revealing the aforementioned details, also revealed the smartphone to sport touch-sensitive side bezels, which will be going by the moniker "Active Edge". Apparently, there's the number 8998 in the baseband, which all but confirms Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 or the much-talked about Snapdragon 836 will be the one running the show.

Previous reports had suggested that the squeezable edges will only be present on the bigger Pixel 2 XL, but it appears that the smaller model will also get this feature.

Leaked photos of the handsets have pointed to the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack and an overall design similar to the first-generation Pixel. FCC will be making use of Electronic version of the labeling system for the Pixel 2. HTC's squeezable frames come under the "Languages, input & gestures" menu and its skills are now limited to launching Google Assistant.

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