Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Google confirmed they will launch their Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones October 4th

Last night Google confirmed plans for a smartphone-focused announcement on October 4, but the leaks are still rolling in. A fresh batch of photos appears to show the rumored Pixel and Pixel XL in action, offering out best look yet at the upcoming devices.

Android Police recently published two pictures of the Pixel and Pixel XL side-by-side, revealing the front and back of both models. The rear panel features a shiny aluminum frame with a smaller glass rectangle covering the top third of the device. The finger print scanner, rear camera, flash module and a few other sensors are all located inside that glass section. The front panel is pretty standard with thick white bezels above and below the display.

Two more images of the new Pixel phone also surfaced this week from what looks like a pretty reliable source: Google’s sibling company Nest In a Dutch commercial you can see a woman holding what very clearly looks like the rumored Pixel device. The front is pretty non-descript but the two-tone design in back gives it away.

Google is expected to position the Pixel and Pixel XL as premium smartphones. Both devices allegedly pack a Snapdragon 821 chip, a fingerprint scanner, USB-C and 4GB of RAM. The Pixel XL may also offer a 5.5-inch Quad HD display and a 3,450mAh battery, while the smaller Pixel sports a 5-inch 1080p display and a 2,770mAh battery.

We’re just a few weeks away from the official unveiling, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see more photos and details leak out before then. In the meantime check out Nest’s accidental Pixel leak in the video below.

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