It would seem that someone inside Google has a short memory, because after mocking Apple’s decision to ditch the headphone jack as part of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus lineup last year, Google’s upcoming Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will also kill off the jack, according to a new leak.
The news comes via prolific leaker Evan Blass, who has reported that the new Pixel 2 devices will include a USB-C connector and that is all, with no headphone jack to be found anywhere on the device. While that alone is perhaps not too interesting – plenty of smartphones don’t have headphone jacks these days – the fact that Google used the headphone jack to promote the original Pixel is something that we find hard to overlook.
The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will be announced by Google during an event at 9am PST on Wednesday October 4th, which is today, so we really do not have long to wait before we can confirm whether this leak is accurate but we see little reason to doubt Blass at this point. We also recently told you about other details that had leaked regarding the new phones, so be sure to check that out for the lowdown on what CPU you can expect to be using after taking delivery of your new Google phone.
Following their announcement, the Pixel 2 is expected to arrive in stores later this month, however those waiting for the larger Pixel 2 XL may have to wait as long as November before they will be able to pick one up. With Apple opting for a similarly staggered release with the iPhone X, it would seem nobody is capable of just waiting until something is ready before showing it off anymore!
We will, of course, bring more on the new Pixel phones once we have it. Eyes peeled, as always!
(Source: Evan Blass [Twitter])
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