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HTC U11+ Was Designed to Be Pixel 2 XL Before Google Dealt With LG

It is well known that both the brand new devices of Google, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL devices are manufactured by two different mobile manufacturers. As per the information, the Google Pixel 2 was developed by HTC and the Google Pixel 2 XL was produced by LG. But this was not the actual plan. However, both the devices have received good popularity along with some negative feedback as some of the products are now giving various issues regarding its display, sound and most recently its OS. Now, some interesting fact has come to the limelight about the Pixel 2 XL.

As per the latest information, the newly launched HTC U11+ was initially intended to be Muskie, the shelved Google Pixel 2 XL from HTC. HTC announced this new device on Thursday, and it is said that the U11+ is synonymous with the Google device codenamed “Muskie.”

When the devices were being developed, that time a third device having Taimen codename had appeared. That time, it was said that there were going to be three Pixel devices that will be released in 2017. Taimen was first spotted in April, and a report also informed that all the three devices would come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor.

If people look into the specifications of HTC U11 + and Pixel 2 XL, both the devices come with some similar specifications. Both the devices have a 6-inch screen and have the same aspect ratio of 18:9 and 2880 x 1440 pixels of resolution. The only difference is, LG made Pixel 2 XL display that comes with OLED panel whereas HTC U11+ has an LCD display panel.  Both the devices also come with same fingerprint scanner technology. It seems that if Google had stayed with the Muskie plan then it might have saved Google from the recent issues coming in from the Pixel 2 XL.



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