Hello, leaked Google Pixel

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Next week, this is the device you’ll see Google announce.

Through VentureBeat, Evan Blass shared a picture of the upcoming Pixel from Google and HTC that will be launched at an October 4 event in San Francisco.

We’re able to tell that Google is implementing a new launcher for its own devices, which has rounded app icons, a new on-screen button layout, and a tab for quickly accessing Google Search.

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It has been confirmed the company is set to reveal two phones, known internally as Sailfish (Pixel) and Marlin (Pixel XL), with minor differences. Google is believed to implement similar specifications across the two devices: a quad-core processor, 4GB of RAM, a 12MP rear camera, an 8MP front-facing camera, and a fingerprint scanner mounted on the back.

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Reports point to the Pixel having a 5-inch Full HD (1920×1080) display while the Pixel XL raises the screen’s size to 5.5 inches and Quad HD (2560×1440) resolution. The Pixel XL will also have a beefier 3450mAh battery compared to its smaller sibling’s 2770mAh battery.

There will be way less differentiation than what we saw in 2015 with the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. The exteriors of the Pixel and Pixel XL, which leaked earlier this month, are identical.

Both the Pixel and Pixel XL are going to be sold unlocked around the world, but Verizon will hold exclusive carrier selling rights in the United States.

Update: On Tuesday, Blass was at it again and leaked an image of the Pixel XL.

Source: VentureBeat


About the Author: Justin Herrick

Born and raised in New Jersey, Justin is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University where he studied marketing with a focus on digital marketing. He's very talkative and enjoys discussing anything from technology and sports to video games and television. As for Justin's current device rotation, he carries around the Google Pixel and Nexus 9. In the rare case that his phone or tablet is not in his hand, he is either flicking through cards on his Moto 360 (2015) or typing away on the Microsoft Surface Book. Justin is patiently waiting for the day that Google replicates the Galaxy Nexus with modern day specifications.