FCC confirms the Pixel 2’s squeezable ‘Active Edge’
Typically, we rely on the FCC to give us the official “heads-up” that a phone has been certified to be sold in North America. The certification documentation usually includes which bands the phone will operate on and sometimes shows a crude outline of the phone to show where the various labels will be placed on it.
This time around, the FCC has confirmed the rumor that the Pixel 2 will be squeezable. The documentation shows that Google’s Pixel 2 will have a pressure sensitive body which is referred to as “Active Edge” and will allow users to access the Google Assistant (and possibly other features) by squeezing the sides of the phone.
The Pixel 2’s FCC listing also shows that it supports LTE band 12 and all the major bands necessary to work seamlessly on AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint in the US.