The Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones are the next big things from Google as far as the smartphone industry is concerned. The search engine giant has already begun sending out invitations for an October 4th event – an event where the two phones are expected to be launched.
Even though Google has not confirmed that this event will bring to life the Pixel and Pixel XL phones, the latest rumors and leaks are huge indicators that the phones are indeed nearing their launch. Android Police has already stumbled on a commercial that is believed to be showcasing the new phones, but there are new leaks coming in with respect to the same phones.
Apparently, there are new leaked photos of the supposed Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones. The images show that HTC, the company that is making the two handsets, has chosen to go with an aluminum finish while the fingerprint scanner has been retained at the back. Those looking for a Google Nexus 6P replacement will have to settle for a 5.5-inch Pixel XL smartphone while the Nexus 5X’s place will be taken by a 5-inch Google Pixel phone.
As it is usual with leaked images, not so much can be gathered from the latest. Still, it is possible that the Launcher could be an indicator that indeed the Pixel moniker will be taking over from the previous Nexus logo. But since Google has not confirmed any of these reports, the wait is on for the October 4th event.
Nonetheless, we expect most of the rumors to materialize, including having the same hardware specs on the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. It has also been noted that the two handsets will come with slightly reduced screen sizes as compared to last year’s models, but like the rest, this will only be confirmed when the two handsets are launched.
Android Nougat will power the Pixel and Pixel XL out of the box, with rumors pointing towards version 7.1 as the OS to come on board these devices.
With so many rumors doing rounds about the Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones, the best thing would be to wait for full details to be unveiled at next month’s event.