In less than a month, Google will be officially taking the wraps off their new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL handsets. We have been hearing rumors and have seen hints about the phone and those details are expected to be unveiled soon, but it looks like a recent APK teardown of the Google app on Android by 9to5Google has given away some clues, or at least confirmed some.

According to the teardown, it makes mention to a feature called “Active Edge”. If you haven’t been following the rumors, word on the street has it that the Pixel 2 could borrow a feature from the HTC U11 smartphone in which the frame of the phone is pressure-sensitive and that squeezing it could perform certain actions, like launch the camera, launch other apps, and so on.

Given that the Pixel 2 is rumored to be made by HTC, it doesn’t really come as a surprise. Note that this feature could be limited to the Pixel 2, which is the smaller of the two handsets that Google will be announcing. There are rumors that are saying that the Pixel 2 XL could be made by LG, similar to the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P which were launched in the same year but were made by different manufacturers.

In any case we expect those details will be confirmed soon, so do check back with us in the coming weeks if you’d like more information.

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