Google Pixel and Pixel XL Phones to Come with Snapdragon 821 and Android 7.1 Nougat, Price Confirmed

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The Android world is already rocking with high-end smartphones from major companies.

In fact, nearly all the flagships expected are already out, with an exception of a few such as the Google Pixel and Pixel XL, previously known as the Google Nexus 2016 phones.

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The name change comes in after speculations arose with claims that Google has plans to do away with the Nexus name and instead switch to Pixel. The devices are still in the works as at the time of this writing, however, there are new reports coming in from a renowned source and you will for sure love them.

Apparently, Google Pixel phones will be joining the recently unveiled ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe in using the newest and fastest Snapdragon 821 SoC. This is actually great news for those expecting to get a new Google Pixel phone once released, but the story doesn’t end there. In addition to coming in with the fastest Android processor at the moment, the Google Pixel phones will also be powered by the newest version of Android, which is believed to be Android 7.1 Nougat.

Google is reportedly looking to exercise exclusive support for these devices, install exclusive software features as well as come in with exclusive financing options.

As far as pricing is concerned, the same leaker also brings in some bad news for potential Google Pixel buyers. This year Google seems to be moving out of the “cheap” smartphone zone by throwing a price tag of $649 for the larger Pixel XL flagship. On the brighter side, it is still unknown whether this price tag is for the base model of 32GB or the high-end variant of 128GB. However, none of these is confirmed just yet, so, take it with a grain of salt.

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As far as the specs are concerned, several benchmarking tests have been leaked showing that both phones will come with the same hardware configuration, including the front and rear cameras. Google is expected to hold an event on October 4 and it is during this day that many experts believe the tech giant will unveil the new Google Pixel phones.

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