It’s about a week before we get to see the real Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones, but as usual, the days preceding the launch of a major device are usually filled with lots of rumors, leaks, and speculations.
The same is the case for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL, which should be out this coming week on October 4th. The events unfolding before this day have seen quite a number of details about the phones leaked, including the “real” photos of the two phones alongside each other.
Apparently, Google will be rebranding the phones not just with respect to names, but basically everything you know about the Google phones. For starters, there won’t be a Nexus logo on the phones instead, this will be replaced by a G logo. Unlike the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X that shipped with stock Android OS, the upcoming Google Pixel and Pixel XL handsets will ship with some additions on top of the stock OS.
From the photos, we can see soft corners and an aluminum finish. The two are almost identical, apart from the fact that they are of different sizes. The larger Pixel XL has a 5.5-inch panel as compared to the 5-inch panel you find on the Pixel. There is a glass panel on the top third of the back of each phone, which is possibly where the rear snapper will be housed, alongside the fingerprint scanner and the antenna bands.
Under the hood, the Google Pixel and Pixel XL are expected to come with flagship specs that include the likes of Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM and 32GB storage. You may also get a 128GB storage option since there is no microSD card storage on either model. Recent benchmarks have revealed that the Google Pixel XL will be powered by Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box, which should be the case with Google Pixel.
With these being the first real photo leaks of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones, it is good to be cautious with how you take the report. There may be changes, especially since the source is not directly associated with neither Google nor HTC, the company that is believed to be making the two phones.
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