On October 4, 2016, Google will reportedly launch two new smartphones aimed to compete directly with Apple’s iPhones – the Pixel and Pixel XL.
Both will feature top of the line specifications and an improved version of Android Nougat. Several photos of Google Pixel and Pixel XL have already leaked giving us a good idea what the two will look like.
The Google Pixel phones are said to be enclosed in Aluminum at the back and glass on the front. There’s a Google logo at the back although HTC is the reported manufacturer.
One can’t help but notice the large black area at the back of the phone. This is an expanded version of the same feature in the Nexus 6P. It houses the camera, fingerprint sensor and LED flash as well as serve as an opening for improved wireless connectivity signal reception.
Since the phones in the above photo are white, the big glass portion at the upper portion of the back seems to blend well. Some markings at the bottom are obscured though.
Some of the specs include a 5-inch full HD display for the Google Pixel with a 13 Megapixel camera, Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, built-in storage starting at 32GB and support for Daydream VR headset.
On the other hand, the Google Pixel XL will flaunt a 5.5-inch quad HD display and the same camera, processor, RAM, storage options and Daydream support.
What looks like the same units as above but with the front facing the camera also starred in a leaked photo. The larger one is Google Pixel XL showing its lockscreen while the smaller one is the Google Pixel booting up with some colorful animation.
Let’s wait for the 4th of October for the official launching of these two smartphones with the official prices and list of features. We will also find out if the two will be available here in the Philippines.
Photos from Android Police.