Tuesday is the day we expect to see the Google Pixel and Pixel XL launched. According to reports, the two phones will come with new designs and branding, but the language will be the same all through.
As far as the specs of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL are concerned, you will be getting either a Snapdragon 821 or Snapdragon 820 alongside a RAM of 4GB and 32GB of inbuilt storage. As usual, don’t expect microSD card storage, but there might be more storage options of up to 128GB, just like with last year’s Nexus 6P. The cameras will have a 12MP lens and 8MP lens on the back and front, respectively and the fingerprint scanners will keep the same positions as on the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P.
Given that the phones are expected to be unveiled in several color variants, we have stumbled across a number of images depicting the Google Pixel and Pixel XL in black, gold and silver gray color variants. These are interesting finishes for the phones that will for sure put them on the same level with the likes of iPhone 7 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 7, among other top handsets in the market.
The new color variants are part of a design overhaul that Google has assigned HTC to carry out on the Pixel and Pixel XL phones. There will also be more changes under the hood, especially on the software side, with Google rumored to be working on an Android 7.1 Nougat OS that could remain exclusive to the two Pixel phones. The pair will also happen to be Google’s first attempt to make it into the flagship ecosystem, with the phones expected to command similar price tags as the likes of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus as well as Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
In essence, Google is taking a similar road as Apple and Samsung with respect to the 2016 Pixel and Pixel XL phones. There are many similarities between the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus as well as Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge; the same similarities we expect to see on the Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones.