it will have a large high resolution display, plenty of RAM and storage
The number of flagships that have shipped with >4GB of ram and support for the Verizon network has been pretty close to zero which is why I'm still rocking my 3GB Note 4, not worth upgrading for one more GB of ram. I'm waiting on an 835 based phone with 8GB, preferably with an ~5.2" screen, replaceable battery, SD card support, and a promise to match the Pixel for software support (ie for the 2 years that Qualcomm will provide drivers and then another year of security updates). I know the chances of actually getting that are close to zero, but it's what I'd like if I could order up my current dream phone. I'd even be will to spend more than this new Pixel 2 to get it.