HTC Pixel 2 code-named ‘Walleye’ appears in the flesh covered in stickers

Over the weekend, a render sources associated with the rumored HTC-made Pixel 2 leaked and gave us a look at a possible design. That design has further been confirmed through two live photos that surfaced on the web yesterday.

The newly leaked photos resemble Google’s upcoming Pixel 2 smartphone code-named ‘Walleye,’ according to GSMArena. The leaks portray the same design language we saw in last weekend’s early render.

As we explained in a post yesterday, Pixel 2 is expected to be more of a revamped Google Pixel than a revolutionary piece of hardware, which is expected to be the Pixel XL 2. Unlike Pixel XL 2, Pixel 2 is expected to keep things the same with a 16:9 aspect ratio with large top and bottom bezels. It will seemingly be made by HTC, who produced last year’s Pixel models. On the other hand, Pixel XL 2 could be made by Android maker LG and feature all the latest trends in mobile technology including the 18:9 (or 2:1) display panel, minimal bezels and a durable build. This phone we believe is code-named ‘Taimen.’

Taking a look at the live photos, we see no headphone jack but a large rear camera lens alongside a dual LED flash, a small rear glass window, a fingerprint reader, and two front-firing speakers. We’ll let you do the remainder of the talking in the comments.

Be sure to check out our Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 wish list linked below.

Dear Google: Here’s our very own Pixel 2 wish list


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Doug Demagistris is the Founder and current Editor In Chief of Droid Turf. He grew up in New York and now attends Bryant University where he is studying marketing and communication. He has been and always will be a Google enthusiast thanks to Android’s customization, flat design and exceptional integration with various Google services. Currently, Doug uses a Pixel 2 XL as his daily driver for its unique design, powerful hardware, exceptional camera, and stock experience. For shorter instances, he’ll glance at his Huawei Watch. And for more productive work, you’ll find him typing away on his Pixelbook. Doug is hopeful his productivity will make lives easier, more meaningful and help down the road.