The Google Pixel and Pixel XL should be announced at a company event to be held this Tuesday in San Francisco, California.
Despite this confirmation, there are still more details coming from different parts of the world with respect to the two phones. After photos and specs of the alleged Google Pixel and Pixel XL showing up all over, Canada’s Bell and UK’s Carphone Warehouse have taken it upon themselves to inform the masses that the 2016 Pixel phones will be coming to the two countries very soon.
Of course, it seems none of these players did this intentionally, but it all happened by “mistake.” At Bell network, the carrier accidentally made a number of pages live on its website with details of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones. Apparently, one of these pages was meant to be for the returning Samsung Galaxy Note 7, but somehow, it ended up with a Google Pixel phone.
With this leak, Bell has just confirmed that indeed the upcoming phones will be called the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. Furthermore, the carrier added sugar to the already sweet cake by showing off a white and silver version of the handset. Of course, this is not the first time the white version is appearing in leaked photos, however, it is the first time it is showing up in very clear photos.
At the same time, reports from Europe also confirm that at some point Carphone Warehouse had put up the Google Pixel and Pixel XL on its official website, but these have since been removed. Nonetheless, the fact that two major names in the smartphone industry have “accidentally” put up the two Pixel phones on their websites is enough to confirm that indeed the October 4th event will give birth to these flagships.
According to reports, the smaller Google Pixel will come with a 5-inch Full HD screen and a Snapdragon 821 SoC paired with 4GB RAM and 32GB storage. You get a 12MP snapper at the back and an 8MP sensor for selfies. The phone will be powered by a 2770mAh battery alongside Android 7.0 Nougat, or a newer version.
As for the larger Google Pixel XL, expect 5.5 inches of QHD display with 1440p resolution, the same processor, and RAM as the Google Pixel and a larger battery unit of 3450mAh. You also get the same camera configuration on the Pixel XL as what the compact version offers. Both phones will come with USB Type-C, a fingerprint scanner and a flurry of other software tweaks.