Pixel 2 Smartphones Rumored To Have Portrait Mode, New Music Recognition Feature

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Woot has the newest offer on the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, which are now available for as low as $349.99 and $399.99, respectively.

While in our Android Update podcast we have released the most anticipated technical features of these two devices, the fact is that 9to5Google quotes XDA-Developers and an Android Police publisher for their recent revelations about a handful of news from the new phones. It is reported that the speakers will be on the frontside of the device, not the bottom, backside, or anything like that.

The publication site also claimed that the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones will come along with a Portrait Mode in the Google Camera app. The feature is said to be similar to the Portrait Mode that's already available on the iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus.

According to Gears Of Biz, the mobile devices will arrive with the new Music Recognition, a feature that will identify the music playing nearby the smartphones. Among all of the features mentioned above, Artem also confirms the inclusion of "Squeeze" feature that will launch Google Assistant on the new smartphones.

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What Google is trying to imply is that time has come for Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P owners to start looking for a new smartphone.

The tech firm will launch the Pixel 2 with a 5-inch display alongside a metal and glass design. The phone was manufactured and engineered in partnership with HTC this year, which was recently acquired by Google for 1.1 billion dollars.

Note: Some reports suggest that the Pixel 2 XL will look much different from the smaller Pixel, with much narrower bezels and a bigger screen-to-body ratio. The latter model is a completely new colorway and will have an orange-colored power button. This chipset powers most of the leading handset brands now available on the market, such as Samsung's Galaxy S8 and Note 8. However, the tech company has yet to announce whether the handsets would feature a microSD card slot. Well, it is still a good time to buy, but probably not a brand new one.