Pixel 2 XL hits the FCC, LG confirmed as manufacturer

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    Another piece of the puzzle has fallen into place.

    The Pixel 2 XL has just been spotted in the FCC database, in a sign that the official launch of the device is rapidly approaching.

    The publication of the Pixel 2 XL FCC documents comes four weeks after the smaller Pixel 2 was identified in the same database. The Pixel 2 docs revealed the phone is being manufactured by HTC, confirming previous rumors for the first time. The filing also mentioned Android 8.0.1 (not Android 8.1) and showed that the Pixel 2 would integrate squeeze gestures, a feature that HTC developed for its own flagship phones.

    Read: Our in-depth Android 8.0. review – Oreo for everyone

    The new listing confirms that LG is the maker of the larger Pixel 2 XL, but nothing else of note can be gleamed from the document.

    FCC certification is a necessary step for any device that has to operate on US wireless spectrum. While phone makers are not required to certify devices at a specific time before launch, the publication of FCC listings suggests a commercial release is coming sooner, rather than later.

    Another leak from today suggests Google might launch the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL on October 4, exactly one year after the launch of the original devices.

    Read more about the Pixel 2 XL in our rumor roundup!
     
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