Carphone Warehouse is more excited for the Google Pixel than we are. Earlier this morning the site accidentally listed Google’s upcoming smartphone for the world to see, revealing some specs a features just a little bit early.
None of the listed features are shocking, since pretty much everything has been leaked by now, but it’s nice to see an unofficially-official confirmation ahead of Google’s event.
The biggest change about Pixel’s marketing seems to be that Google is using this phone to really push their apps and services compared to the Nexus devices. Obviously that started to change a little bit with the last few Nexus phones, but even the 5X and 6P still felt like they were just there to show off the latest of Android with some fancy Google tech slapped on. The Pixel, on the other hand, seems like it’s putting Google services front and center, and that’s what’s important here, not the Android underbelly.
That’s not a bad thing, however. The advertising material shows off unlimited high-resolution image backups with Google Photos, Google Assistant, Google Allo and Duo, and some live cases made from Google Maps, all of which are technically independent from Android as an operating system.
The good news is that Google isn’t skimping on the hardware. Both the Pixel and Pixel XL will have a Snapdragon 821 CPU with 4GB of RAM, plus 32 and 128GB internal storage options. The smaller Pixel gets a 1080p display and a 2770mAh battery and the Pixel XL will see a jump to 1440p with a 3450mAh battery. The cameras are identical across the phones, with a 12-megapixel rear shooter and an 8-megapixel front camera.
Carphone Warehouse also notes that the devices feature a microSD card slot. It’s probably an error, especially since we haven’t heard anything at all about it, but that’s something to keep an ear out for at Google’s event.
The listing for the devices has been pulled, but you can find the original page as well as a cached version below.