Google is ready to say goodbye to a bunch of things, including the Nexus brand, vanilla Android experience and low-cost google devices. Unlike every year you won’t see a Nexus into the marketplace this time, as this year Google is all set to be a little different. On 5th October, as Google has officially confirmed they will be launching their next Google-branded phones: Google Pixel and Pixel XL manufactured by HTC.
There have been guesses, where people suggest that Google might want to start fresh because the Nexus numbering is getting out of hand. May be this can be the case as phones named 6P and 5X don’t seem to belong to the same generation, and with the new Note 7 and iPhone 7, a “Nexus 7” would feel played out.
Google has till now not surfaced any “official” images of their upcoming devices Pixel and Pixel XL, here are some alleged images and information. Take a look below to find out more.
GOOGLE PIXEL LOOK AND FEEL
The Pixel and Pixel XL are rumoured with a rather unorthodox rear design. The phones will feature an aluminium finish and will be identical in design with a screen size of 5.0 and 5.5 inches respectively. The arrangement for the sensors on its front are also arranged similarly.
For the back of the devices it will be manufactured with glass and metal, giving the phones a contrasted look. The fingerprint sensor will also increase in terms of functionality. It won’t just be able to unlock devices, it will now also perform functions such as dragging down the notification bar.
Google Pixel which was formerly known as the HTC Nexus Sailfish, will now feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821, coupled with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, a 2770 mAh battery and a 12MP rear camera sensor. Users could expect a top-mounted headphone jack and a fingerprint scanner on the rear with a USB-C port on the bottom.
The Pixel XL, or the Nexus Marlin will feature the same specs except a 5.5 inch display QHD display, and a 3450 mAh battery. Interestingly both the smartphones will sport the new Android 7.1. OS and will bring a new minor version of Nougat with them.