Just recently Canada’s Bell and UK’s Carphone Warehouse leaked details of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones on their websites, but later on removed them terming the whole thing an accident.
Well, whether the latest action by Verizon Wireless with respect to the Pixel and Pixel X phones is also an accident or not doesn’t really matter. It has been said before that the two phones will take the carriers’ route, with the only name showing up ever since being Verizon.
The latest revelation by the company only but confirms the whole thing, that the Google Pixel and Pixel XL will, this time, have a carrier-branded version courtesy of Verizon Wireless. In addition to showing off a blue color variant of the Pixel phones, the carrier also showcased something called Google Magic. It is hard to tell what really this Google Magic thing is, however, it should be related to the exclusive software that was rumored to come with the Google Pixel phones.
Apparently, the two phones have already been listed for sale on the official Verizon Enterprise website, which only handles businesses. However, they are listed as “not published.” While many details of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL had already been leaked out, the new listing on Verizon Wireless also confirms that indeed there will be two storage options for the phones – a 32GB base model and a high-end model of 128GB.
As for the rest of the specs sheet, we expect a 5-inch Full HD screen on the Pixel while the Pixel XL will feature a 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED screen with 1440p resolution. Under the hood, the two phones will share the same specs, including the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and a flagship RAM of 4GB. The cameras are expected to feature 12MP and 8MP lenses on the back and front, respectively.
As for now, there are still no clear details on the pricing matters, but given the premium nature of both handsets, we could see similar price tags as the likes of Samsung Galaxy S7, LG G5, iPhone 7, Xperia XZ, HTC 10, among others. Furthermore, the wait for a confirmation to come from any of Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular regarding whether or not they’ll be selling the Pixel phones still goes on. But with Verizon and Bell “accidentally” confirming the phones, we expect other carriers to follow suit, especially once the handsets are unveiled.
The Google event that will be used to unveil the Pixel and Pixel XL phones is just hours away. You can watch it live by going to this official link.