This year's looks like it will receive a bigger AMOLED display, slimmer , and will manufactured by .
The new come courtesy of Android Police, an Android news website with a good record when reporting on unreleased hardware and products.
Google declined to comment on a rumor. LG could not be reached for comment.
was the manufacturing for the original devices in 2016. LG is also the providing 6-inch AMOLED displays for the next Pixel XL, according to the report.
With an expected 2:1 aspect , the 2017 Pixel XL follows the same of 's and LG's G6. Both devices were treated to virtually no bezel on either side of the display. The upcoming iPhone 8 from Apple is also expected to adopt a similar look and form factor.
Android Police posted a render of the unreleased device, which you can view here. As you can , the glass piece on the back of the Pixel XL is smaller, with the fingerprint sensor now sitting below it on the back of the phone. The front of the phone doesn't appear to have thick bezels on the sides of the display, with the top and bottom bezels significantly reduced compared to the current models.
Furthermore, the device will feature a "squeezable" frame, similar to the . When a user squeezes it will activate Google and allow users to with the virtual assistant.
According to the report, despite the appearance of a curved display in the render, you won't find on the next Pixel.
As for the smaller Pixel in 2017, the report indicates the device will have a "largely unchanged" from last year's model and take on the role of an entry-level Pixel device.
The same author of Tuesday's Android Police report also puts the possible launch date of Android O 8.0 in , a couple months earlier than when Google has traditionally released major Android updates. Typically, new hardware from Google - previously devices, now Pixel - has followed shortly after a major Android OS release.