Google Pixel 2 release date will see surprise new feature arriving on Google’s flagship

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Google Pixel 2 Rumors

GOOGLE’S Pixel 2 looks set to be released in October and a new leak suggests it will include a very unique design that’s only been seen once before.

There’s a busy few months ahead for smartphone fan as Samsung, Apple and Google all look set to unveil new devices.

Samsung has a major event planned for next week where they are expected to reveal the all-new Note 8 and Apple could unveil its new iPhone 8 a few weeks later.

Google will then be up next with rumors suggesting the internet giant will lift the lid on the Pixel 2 in October.

Previous whispers about the device suggest Google will keep a similar industrial design to the first iteration, which launched in the UK in October 2016.

However, the California-based firm is excepted to dramatically trim the bezels around the display, when compared to last year.

According to Android Police, which has a very strong track record with unreleased Nexus and Pixel hardware, the OLED display on the Pixel 2 XL will be slightly taller at six-inches.

Now a new leak reveals that Google is planning to bring a feature first included on HTC’s new U11.

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A filing made to the FCC shows that the Pixel will have interactive sides which will allow users to perform tasks by simply squeezing the phone.

This feature will be called “Active Edge” and could help users take pictures and summon Google’s Assistant without touching the display.

Although this “Active Edge” comes straight from HTC, rumours suggest the Taiwanese tech firm may not make all versions of the Pixel with the larger model possibly being produced by LG.

Another rumour confirmed in the filing is that the Pixel 2 will run on the latest version of Android 8.0.