The issue doesn't seem to be related to the Pixel 2 XL's hardware but could be due to its accidental touch protection feature and most users may not notice it unless they go searching for the problem.
A stable experience is what Google needs nowadays to counter the iPhone X. However, following the massive criticism over the blue-tint display and some premature screen burn-in issues on the Pixel 2 XL, Google's Pixel 2 is now reported to have a conflict with branded Bluetooth headphones that emerges when using Google Assistant. It may be performing its duties a bit too well, preventing owners from accessing the sides of their Pixel 2 XL in their day-to-day life while playing games or interacting with apps. Now there's a new bug to add to the list: unresponsive spots near the edge of the screen. "Google is well aware of the issue, and a fix will be rolled out shortly", the spokesperson said. However, we tried to summon Google Assistant with a pair of Sound One headphones and it worked absolutely fine.
The Google Pixel smartphones have been acknowledged by various critics for their lovely OLED displays and highest rated smartphone cameras.
Google addressed a number of complaints with a software update last week, and it might need to do something similar again. Now, in the latest reports, the company is going to fix an issue that is related to the Pixel 2 XL.
The unresponsive touchscreen edges issue is different from previous Pixel 2 XL display problems though.