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Google Pixel smartphones pictures leaked ahead of launch; view images

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 4 October 2016, 8:54 IST

Google is set to take the curtains off Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones on 4 October; however, its partners are not keen to guard the secret any longer. @OnLeaks tweeted that Canadian network operator Bell had accidentally put the two phones on its website, with the line, "Order yours today", and later took it down.

A report by AndroidCentral says that a UK-based retailer Carphone Warehouse has surpassed Bell and has posted full photos of Pixel and Pixel XL along with all the features.

The Carphone Warehouse mentions that the phones are "Available in 2 sizes".

Here's the event invite teaser:

With just less than a day to go for the event, the unavoidable leaks and speculations are doing the rounds. Here's what we know so far:

Display

Google is likely to launch two variants of the smartphone depending upon the display size, a 5-inch Pixel and a 5.5-inch Pixel XL. The smaller variant may come with a 1080p resolution while the larger one with a Quad HD display. With two display sizes are likely to be released, it seems Google is all set to take on the released Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

Operating System

The Pixel devices are expected to run on Android 7.1 unreleased version of Android Nougat.

Specifications

While there is no official word on the specs sheet, Google is likely to include a 12MP rear camera, 8MP front-facing camera and a support for USB-C. The device is expected to sport a 3.5mm headphone jack. The Pixel will be equipped with a 2770mAh battery and the Pixel XL will get a larger 3450mAh battery capacity.

Pricing

The Pixel XL is rumoured to be priced at $650 which translates roughly to Rs 45,000. A new report by AndroidPolice, citing 'trusted' sources reveals that it is the smaller Pixel smartphone that will carry a starting price of $649 for the 32GB base model.

First published: 4 October 2016, 8:54 IST
 
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