The inclusion of "Active Edge" also gives a strong hint that HTC will be making this year's Pixel smartphones as well.
Google has been working on their gen-next Pixel smartphone for quite a while now.
Furthermore, the Android 8.0 will be supported on all devices which received the Development Preview (DP) milestones, including Google Pixel and Pixel XL, Google Pixel C, as well as the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P smartphones and Nexus Player.
As per the FCC listing (via Reddit), Google Pixel 2 series is confirmed to be manufactured by Taiwan-based HTC, which built the first-generation Pixel models past year. This is expected to work in the same way as the Edge Sense does for the HTC U11.
The second screenshot below also reveal the rumored HTC U11-like squeeze functionality, though it is branded as "Active Edge" under a new "Languages, input & gestures" setting. When combined with other reports, we end up with a list of the 5 reasons you should not buy any other phone and instead wait for the release of the Pixel 2. The phone was previously reported to be the first device to run on the Snapdragon 836 SoC which is likely to be announced in the weeks to follow, possibly at the IFA 2017 in Berlin, Germany.
Leaked photos of the handsets have pointed to the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack and an overall design similar to the first-generation Pixel. This year as well, the Pixel devices are expected to debut in October.
One year ago today, the original Pixel and Pixel XL (which we then knew only as Nexus Marlin and Sailfish) passed through the FCC. Honestly, this depends on which side of the table you are seated.
There's also word that the phone could be dust and waterproof thanks to an IP68-certified body, but this is still a rumor. The feature let users open different apps, click images and more just by squeezing the device.