It's now unclear if DxO will retest all previous smartphones, though it would be interesting to see how the Galaxy S8 and the LG G6 hold up against the new testing system. The HTC U11, however, retained its 90, no longer giving it the highest rank among smartphones and tying it with the Google Pixel.
About a month ago, the smaller, HTC-made Pixel 2 made its way through the FCC, revealing the device's Snapdragon 835 processor and an "Active Edge" squeezable frame. The "ZNF" is the FCC grantee code of LG and "G011C" is the model number of Pixel 2 XL which is very similar to that of the Pixel 2.
The South Korean company has concealed the specifications and other details of the Pixel 2 XL in the FCC listing. It reveals the United States cellular bands, and the presence of Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth and NFC (hardly earth shattering).
With still almost three weeks until the announcement of the new Pixel devices we can be sure that there will be quite a few more leaks detailing what we can expect from Google's second attempt at their own phone manufacturing. Grab the popcorn and stay tuned for all the exciting (and not-so-exciting) leaks up until that event.