Google is hours away from its special event where it is widely expected to take the wraps off its new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. The event is set to take place in San Francisco at 9:30PM IST. Ahead of the official announcement, Canadian carrier Bell and Telus, and British retailer Carphone warehouse have already spilled the beans over the new smartphones. Now, in the latest leak, the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones were accidently listed on US carrier Verizon’s website, revealing their specifications and features that we already know. Also Read - Google to bring Pixel 6 series features to its older Pixel phones: Report
Spotted by Gizmodo, the listing revealed something called ‘Google Magic.’ While exact information about the same is scarce at the moment, reports claim that it could be a software feature related to Google Assistant. The carrier has also revealed color options — blue, silver and back along with onboard storage options 32GB and 128GB. Reliable leaker @evleaks has also shared a photo of Verizon-branded Pixel and Pixel XL showing off blue and silver color variants. From the photo, we can see the front and back panel of both smartphones, along with the SIM card slot on the left panel, and power/sleep button and volume rocker on the right edge. Also Read - PUBG New State: India release date, minimum requirements, major features, more
Google Pixel (bottom) and Pixel XL (top) for Verizon Wireless, in blue and silver pic.twitter.com/o1phG9esbP
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) October 4, 2016
Google Pixel specifications
The smartphone is likely to feature a 5-inch QHD display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. At the heart of the smartphone, Qualcomm’s 64-bit Snapdragon 821 quad-core chipset clocked at 2.15GHz is expected, paired with Adreno 530 GPU and 4GB of RAM. Google Pixel could come with 32GB and 64GB onboard storage options.
The smartphone is also expected to features a 12-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and an 8-megapixel selfie camera. Armed with 2,770mAh battery, connectivity options such as Bluetooth, 4G LTE with VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS and NFC are expected. On the software front, it is likely to run Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box.
Google Pixel XL specifications
It is the elder sibling of the Google Pixel, and is expected to flaunt a 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED display with pixel density of 534ppi and Gorilla Glass 4 protection. Google Pixel XL is likely to come armed with a slightly larger 3,450mAh battery. Coming to specifications, the Pixel XL will come with the same chipset, 4GB of RAM, storage options and cameras as the Google Pixel.
Prices for 32GB Google Pixel are expected to start at $649 (approximately Rs 43,200). However, there is no information about the 128GB variant and Google Pixel XL pricing. Besides the smartphones, Google is also expected to unveil a bunch of other devices such as a Daydream virtual reality headset called Daydream View, a 4K-capable Chromecast Ultra and Google Home Wi-Fi router. Reports also point to a new an all-in-one device that runs on a completely new platform based on Android and Chrome OS, called Andromeda OS.