In 2017, Google announced the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones created by HTC and LG, respectively. The HTC Pixel 2XL was supposed to be released according to the original plan, but in the end the smartphone was commissioned by LG.
Now, on the YouTube channel, Calyx Hickey has released a video showing a canceled prototype of the Pixel 2XL built by HTC, codenamed Musky. It was previously thought to be similar to the HTC U11 +, but video confirms that this is not the case.
Larger bezels for the smartphone above and below the display are much larger than the HTC U11 + and Pixel 2XL. In this case, it’s compatible with 2 pixels, with a wider bezel and a 16: 9 aspect ratio screen.
On the back, there is a single camera with a two-tone finish and flash, which is in the top left corner. The phone also had a fingerprint scanner attached to the back. In video, the device is controlled with a wireless mouse because it does not respond to touch input.
The video also confirms that the smartphone was running the Android Orio operating system with a May 2017 security patch.
The released Pixel 2 XL uses an 18: 9 aspect ratio display.