The 2017 iteration of Google’s premium handset Pixel, more popularly known as Google Pixel 2, will be shipped sans the the headphone jack, as per an internal Google document. The decision made by Google to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack does come as a surprise to us, considering top Android OEMs have decided to retain the headphone jack feature in their 2017 flagships, including Galaxy S8 and LG G6.
Having said that, Google seems to be more keen to step in the shoes of Apple who gave up on the feature with the launch of its iPhone 7.
Read: LG launches the LG G6 at MWC 2017
However, authenticity of the news cannot be vouched for as the source, mentioning the news of Google Pixel 2 being launched without the headphone jack, itself gives it a confidence score of 6 out of 10. Although, the news is based on a leaked Google document from a source, it doesn’t have backing from any quarter, leaving enough space for doubts to pour in.
At the moment, we would like our readers to know that Google plans to ship Pixel 2 with Snapdragon 835 processor and IP68 certification for waterproofing. Google’s focus primarily being on cameras, Pixel 2 will likely sport improved ones with extra features.
Read: [Download] Android 7.1.2 beta released for Pixel phones
The Google Pixel 2 will be launched in October 2017 with a high price tag, Rick Osterloh, the head of the hardware department at Google had said. Very little is known about its specsheet, which we believe will start getting leaked as the release date approaches.