This is the 2017 Google Pixel with large bezels

Google is unsurprisingly working on a 2017 generation of Pixel smartphones - which debuted past year with a 5-inch Pixel and a 5.5-inch Pixel XL.

In the adjusted image below, you can more clearly see the edges of the display, showing just how large those top and bottom bezels are on the smaller Pixel.

There won't be a dual camera setup on the new Pixels, according to these latest renders, and the fingerprint sensor will continue to sit awkwardly on the rear of the device. As in previous years, the company will also be launching new "showcase" devices for its OS, and for Android O, those devices will be the successors to its Pixel and Pixel XL, which launched with Android 7.1 Nougat last year. With these huge bezels, we don't think that the Pixel 2 will be able to even touch the standards of Galaxy S8, LG G6, and the upcoming Smartphones.Earlier rumors says that the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 will feature Snapdragon 836 SoC. But what makes it confounding is the fact that Google itself encouraged Android developers to make their apps compatible with taller screen with different aspect rations, other than the common 16:9.

Since there has been no official confirmation regarding specs of the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 from Google, take everything with a pinch of salt. A concept video of Pixel 2 also shows off thin bezels and a mono-tone rear panel. This is a feature that was sorely missed on last year's Pixel devices after coming on both the Nexus 6 and 6P.

We don't know when the Pixel or Pixel XL 2 will be announced, but Evan Blass used interesting wording in the original article: "Although still months away from an official unveiling".

The first Pixel family introduced during the start of 2016 came with a headphone jack and Type-C USB port, meaning that consumers actually had the choice between charging their device or using it for media consumption. So it means going against the current trend, Google has decided not to ditch the headphone jack.

If Google chooses to follow suit, things might not go well in the favour of wired audio tech on mobile phones.