There will be no amazing bronze-coloured metal or any of that jazz we’ve seen in optimistic concept renders.
We are managed to source some renders which it says are based on CAD schematics and leaked live photos, indicating that these renders were made by a third party based on the most accurate information available from the leak-o-sphere. The artist appears to have rendered the device in the typical colours we’ve seen the existing Pixel and Nexus ranges wearing before; silver, black, and blue, but they’ve also added in two possible red variants, one with a white front and one with a black front. We have seen Nexus phones in red before, but not the Pixel series so far.
The black model is definitely going to happen, as leaked photos have showed a black coloured version. Silver seems very likely, or perhaps white, and Google did launch the Pixel in blue last year so that seems a fair guess too.
“Although we don’t know every single minute detail about the Pixel 2, such as where exactly the antenna lines will thread for example, or whether the power button will have the knurled finish of last year’s model, these Pixel 2 renders should provide a nice preliminary look at the upcoming device,” says the report.
The renders adopt some design features which have repeatedly leaked recently; these include the absence of a 3.5mm headphone jack and the appearance of some fairly large bezels at the top and bottom of the phone. In the first render we can also see the Type-C USB port in the base, and the sides of the phone too.
Abundantly Red is of course a guess, a riff based on Google’s established colour naming convention; Quite Black, Very Silver, and Really Blue are all repeats of the first-gen Pixel colour names. The source admits that a red and black model seems unlikely and there’s no concrete evidence for a red model at all at this stage.
The Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 are expected to come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processors onboard with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage (higher storage tiers are rumoured, but not confirmed). It’ll have IP68 waterproofing certification, a Full HD display panel and a high-end single-sensor camera.