It is now official! Google is now selling off Nexus branding for its next generation smartphones. Google has circulated invites for an event scheduled for the 4th of October. Google is expected to launch its latest brand of smartphones, Pixel and Pixel XL at this event.
Android Police website has leaked some images of the phones and has claimed them to be of these latest versions of the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. Android police has also stated that the smaller variant, that is, Pixel, will be priced from $649.
According to the images, both the phones are of white colour and on the front panel slim edges are easily visible, along with front camera, ear piece and a sensor below it.
It is speculated that the Pixel version will have a screen size of 5 inch display, while the Pixel XL version will have a 5.5 inch display, with an aluminium structure and glass casing on the back side. The back side will have the rear camera, LED flash and also a finger print sensor placed at the middle, exactly similar to last year’s Nexus 5X and 6P. From the images, it is clear that there is an antenna line at the lower back portion of the phone.
Rumours say that Pixel and Pixel XL will be made by the Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC.
Early this month, a report emerged regarding these smartphones will run on Android NMR1 (Nougat Manufacturer Release 1) and will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, which is probably the main attraction, Snapdragon 820 processor, and will also run one a 4GB RAM.
One more rumour widespread about Google Pixel XL, is that they might be sporting the camera sensors made by Sony.
Specifications of the Pixel XL have been posted on Twitter also.
The specifications are as follows:
- 12MP Sony IMX378 rear Camera Sensor
- 8MP IMX179 front Camera Sensor.
All these mentioned pointers, however tempting they may sound, are still awaiting official confirmation from Google.
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