Google has cancelled plans for the handset widely expected to launch as the Pixel XL 2 later this year, rumours suggest.
The smartphone, codenamed ‘muskie’, has been shelved, according to numerous sources close to the company.
It was assumed that this device would be the updated edition of the Pixel XL and would launch alongside the smaller Pixel 2.
Another, larger phone, codenamed ‘taimen’, is also thought to be also hitting shelves around the same time.
The change of plans means that 'taimen' is now likely to be sold as the Pixel XL 2, with insiders claiming it will have a more expansive screen than the XL's 5.5–inch display.
It had long been mooted that Google would release three Pixel phones this year, including one budget model.
Now though, the search giant appears to be training its focus on just two new devices.
Both updated Pixel phones are expected to hit shelves un late 2017, shortly after the new Android O software is made officially available.