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We’re just a few hours away from the launch of Google’s Pixel smartphones and the leaks continue to pour in. After pretty much revealing all there is to know about the devices on UK retailer Carphone Warehouse, we now have a little more from Verizon. The listing on Verizon’s site unofficially confirms a Blue model along with Black and White options that was previously leaked by Canadian carriers Bell and Telus.

The listing, spotted by Gizmodo, also shows some highlights about the devices, which includes what Verizon is calling ‘Google Magic’, which could just be the site’s own marketing ploy, but could also refer to a new, unknown feature. The site further reveals that the Google Pixel and Pixel XL will be offered in 32GB and 128GB storage options. Lastly and unsurprisingly, the devices come with 4G LTE support.

A separate reveal by TheTrademarkNinja shows an EU trademark application filed by the company with an official logo that reads “G Pixel Phone by Google”, which confirms that the devices are in fact going to be ‘Pixel’ smartphones.

Based on the Carphone Warehouse leak, the Google Pixel is said to feature a 5-inch full-HD (1080 x 1920 pixels) Amoled display with a pixel density of 441ppi and Gorilla Glass 4 on top. The device is powered by a 2.15GHz quad-core Snapdragon 821 processor with 4GB of RAM.

Meanwhile, the Google Pixel XL is listed with a 5.5-inch Quad HD (1440×2560 pixels) display sporting a pixel density of 534ppi and Gorilla Glass 4 on top. Other than the size and resolution of the display, the rest of the features are similar to the smaller Pixel. Both the devices also feature a 12-megapixel rear camera and 8-megapixel front.
The Pixel and Pixel XL will run on Android 7.1 Nougat with Pixel Launcher. The listings also mention both 32GB and 128GB inbuilt storage variants. Storage expansion via microSD card is also listed, but this seems unlikely considering Google’s entire previous Nexus lineup. The Pixel is listed to sport a 2770mAh battery, and the Pixel XL is listed with a bigger 3450mAh battery, both with fast charging capability.

On the software front, the Pixels is likely to come with Google’s latest Allo and Duo applications preloaded. Carphone Warehouse also revealed the two devices will offer unlimited storage for photos and videos at full resolution with Google Photos.

Along with the unveiling of the Pixel smartphones, the event on Tuesday is also expected to see the launch of the Google Home smart speaker, alongside other rumoured products like the Google Chromecast Ultra, and Google Wi-Fi smart router. The Daydream VR headset unveiled at at Google I/O this year is also expected to make an appearance.

Google’s event is set to start at 9:00am PT (9:30pm IST) on Tuesday, and Gadgets 360 will be covering the event live from San Francisco – so stay tuned.

 
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With Google’s re-branded Pixel lineup ready to be unveiled on October 4, the last batch of leaks were expected to make its way on to the virtual space. Last week we saw a bunch of renders of the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones from the likes of @onleaks and Android Authority, and no we have what seems like an official listing of the device from UK store Carphone Warehouse. Separately, other renders made their way to the Internet, while Canadian carriers Bell and Telus also leaked official renders of the smartphones in both White and Black colour variants.

Carphone Warehouse reveals the Pixel devices in all its glory, along with highlights of major features and specifications. Both the Pixel and Pixel XL renders are shown along with the tagline “Introducing Pixel. Phone by Google” emphasising Google’s self-branded line. The renders are pretty much in line with last week’s leaks. The home screen shows circular icons with a new UI that is exclusive to the Pixels. The navigation buttons are present on screen leaving a fairly large bezel at the bottom of the phone.

The images form the site also give us a proper look at all the sides of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL with the power and volume control buttons on the right, a headphone jack on the top and a USB Type-C port on the bottom. There also appears two slits on either sides of the USB Type-C port which is likely to be dual speakers. The back of the device features a camera and flash module with noise cancelling holes next to it on the top left corner, a fingerprint sensor in the middle and the ‘G’ logo at the bottom. The top and bottom of the back will feature a combination of contrasting colours.

Moreover, the website also suggests that Google’s latest Allo and Duo applications will come preloaded with the Pixel. Quick charge promises up to 7 hours of battery life in 15 minutes. Another slide reveals that the two devices will offer unlimited storage for photos and videos with Google Photos.

The website also lists full specifications for each device, although you should take them with a pinch of salt as of now. The Pixel is said to feature a 5-inch full-HD (1080 x 1920 pixels) Amoled display with a pixel density of 441ppi and Gorilla Glass 4 on top. The device is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 821 processor with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage.

Meanwhile, the Google Pixel XL is listed with a 5.5-inch Quad HD (1440×2560 pixels) display sporting a pixel density of 534ppi and Gorilla Glass 4 on top. Other than the size and resolution of the display, the rest of the features are similar to the smaller Pixel. Both the devices also feature a 12-megapixel rear camera and 8-megapixel front. The Pixel and Pixel XL will run on Android 7.1 Nougat with Pixel Launcher.

On Saturday, some more renders were leaked showing the Pixel smartphone in against a natural background in a variety of colour combinations. Canadian Carrier Bell also revealed renders of the Pixel that provide a clear look of the home screen with the new Pixel Launcher and navigation buttons.

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Google is expected to launch its own-branded smartphones at the October 4 event next week, expected to be called the Pixel and Pixel XL. These smartphones, said to be codenamed Sailfish and Marlin, have been the subject of innumerable leaks for several months now – letting us know what Google’s new smartphone duo will look like, and the innards they will pack. Now, we have been treated to 360-degree press renders of the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones.

Prolific tipster @OnLeaks, alongside Android Authority, has posted 360-degree renders of the Pixel XL (Marlin) and Pixel (Sailfish) smartphones. The former even includes a video (seen below) to go along with it, and it is that phone we will start with. The dimensions of the Pixel XL, expected to have a 5.5-inch display, have been revealed by the render – 154.72×75.74mm in terms of height and width. The tipster adds the smartphone is 7.3mm thick at the bottom, and 8.5mm at the top – probably due to the camera. The render shows the rear side of the Pixel XL to have a glass surface at the top, parted in the middle to follow the same uniform metal body. The render matches previous leaks of the Pixel XL smartphone.

Android Authority in the meanwhile has posted its own set of 360-degree renders for the Pixel smartphone (seen below), and once again the design matches previous leaks. The publication has also tipped the dimensions. The thickness (at top and bottom) remains the same at 8.5mm and 7.3mm, however, as can be expected from the smaller 5-inch Pixel smartphone, the width and height are significantly less – 143.8×65.9mm.

Earlier, an image was leaked on the Internet showing the new Pixel XL to have a home screen just like that of its new Pixel Launcher to give a fresh look to its new range of smartphones. The new icons are now solid filled instead of plain borders at the bottom. The image also shows a gradient wallpaper, unlike the blue-coloured one on the earlier leaked image of the Pixel.

To recall, the smartphones – Pixel and Pixel XL – are said to share a number of specifications, with Android 7.1 Nougat to power both of them out-of-the-box. The reported specifications for the Pixel XL will include a 5.5-inch QHD display, quad-core 2.0GHz 64-bit processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of inbuilt storage, a 3450mAh battery, a 12MP rear camera, and an 8MP front camera. Both smartphones are expected to bear a headphone jack on the top, a fingerprint scanner on the rear, and a USB Type-C port at the bottom. Both of them were reported to lack the IP67 certification for water and dust resistance.

The Google Pixel (Sailfish) is expected to sport 5-inch full-HD display with 440ppi pixel density; a quad-core 64-bit quad-core processor; 4GB of RAM; 32GB storage; 12-megapixel rear camera; 8-megapixel front camera; Bluetooth 4.2, and a 2770mAh battery.

The price of the Pixel smartphone is pegged to be at nearly $649 (roughly Rs. 43,500) while Pixel XL may cost a little more.

With the Google event just around the corner, we will bring you live updates straight from the launch event. Keep following Gadgets 360 to know more about what Google has to offer on October 4.

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Google is anticipated to launch two smartphones at its October 4 event – the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL. On Monday, a leaked image of Google’s Pixel smartphone made its way to the Internet, suggesting a bunch of details about its looks and UI. Now, a new image has been leaked online, and surprise surprise, it looks exactly the same.

In an updated post, VentureBeat has a render of what it claims to be the Pixel XL – the bigger smartphone to be launched by Google. In an attempt to give its smartphones a facelift, Google has finally done away with the Nexus branding and is launching the smartphones under its own brand. The leaked image shows the new Pixel XL to have a home screen just like that of its new Pixel Launcher to give a fresh look to its new range of smartphones. The new icons are now solid filled instead of plain borders at the bottom. The image also shows a gradient wallpaper, unlike the blue-coloured one on the earlier leaked image of the Pixel.

Home screen now has onscreen buttons alongside other interface changes. One of the most visible changes in the new user interface is the rounded app icons. The new UI and rounded icons are speculated to be exclusive on Pixel and Pixel XL, as per the report and may not be seen on other Google smartphones running Android 7.0 Nougat. Rest of the features and looks go identical with the Pixel smartphone

Google is also said to enhance the UI of the smartphones to match up with the likes of Apple’s 3D Touch technology, without additional hardware requirements. Talking about the specifications, another report from AndroidPolice suggests that the Pixel XL, codenamed Marlin, will sport a 5.5-inch QHD display, quad-core 2.0GHz 64-bit processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of inbuilt storage, a 3450mAh battery, a 12MP rear camera, and an 8MP front camera. The report also said that the smartphone will contain a headphone jack on the top, a fingerprint scanner on the rear, and a USB Type-C port at the bottom.

As we mentioned, Google is quite in a form to showcase multiple products at its October 4 event. Apart from the Pixel phones, it is expected to unveil the Android-Chrome OS merger Google Andromeda, apart from Google Wifi router, the Chromecast Ultra, and the Google Home assistant.

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Ahead of Google’s much-anticipated October 4 event where the company is expected to showcase new hardware products, we have been treated with an alleged press image of the Google Pixel smartphone.

Posted by Venture Beat, the Google Pixel – which is believed to be the smaller of the two new Pixel smartphones – is seen with its screen turned on. The home screen shows new home onscreen button alongside other interface tweaks. One of the starkest changes in the new UI seems to be the rounded app icons which give the handset a refreshing look. We also speculate that the new UI and rounded icons will be exclusive on Pixel products and may not be seen on other smartphones running Android 7.0 Nougat. To recall, the Google Pixel smartphones are expected to run Android 7.1 Nougat, which is said bring several new features.

Recent teardowns indicate the new icons may bring additional interface options similar to Apple’s 3D Touch, however, without the requirement of pressure sensitive displays.

All this differentiation may be part of the ‘opinionated’ changes that Google is bringing to its flagship smartphones. However, it may also arrive for other Android smartphones as part of the Pixel Launcher – thought to replace the Google Now Launcher. The new press render is also in-line with previously leaked Pixel smartphone image.

In another rumour, the new Pixel smartphone may come in “Very Silver and Quite Black” colour variants, according to Android Police’s David Ruddock.

Based on preliminary leaks, the Google Pixel smartphone, codenamed ‘Sailfish’, is said to feature a 5-inch full-HD display with 440ppi pixel density; a quad-core 64-bit quad-core processor; 4GB of RAM; 32GB storage; 12-megapixel rear camera; 8-megapixel front camera, and a 2770mAh battery. The handset is also expected to sport rear-mounted fingerprint scanner along with the USB Type-C port and bottom speaker. The handset is said to pack a headphone jack and come with Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity. The company is also expected to unveiled the Google Pixel XL smartphone, codenamed Marlin.

There is also other bunch of new details about the upcoming Pixel smartphones which are said to come with dust and water resistance rating of IP53 though will lack proper water-resistance. The Pixel smartphone are also expected to be hard to root.

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Google on Monday confirmed it is launching new smartphones at an October 4 event, expected to be the much-leaked Pixel smartphones. The company has also started sending invites for the event, to be held at 9am local time in San Francisco. Now, just like every other major smartphone launch, the rendered images of the alleged Pixel and Pixel XL phones have surfaced on the Internet ahead of the launch, alongside other information.

Leaked images of the anticipated Google Pixel smartphones have been shared by Android Police, showcasing the fingerprint scanner at the back as well as similar camera panel and design as suggested by the images of the TPU cases for the smartphones that leaked earlier. Even the front panel of both Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones can be seen in the leaked images.

Interestingly, a commercial by Alphabet subsidiary Nest for the Netherlands, spotted by Android Police, showcased a smartphone that looks identical to the leaked images of the Pixel smartphone. Even though there is no confirmation and the model used in the advertisement might as well be a dummy, it certainly looks similar to the upcoming smartphone and has aluminium at the bottom and glass at the top.

In another rumour circulated by Android Police, the starting price of the Pixel smartphone has been leaked. The rumour suggests that the pricing for the 5-inch model of Pixel smartphone will start from $649 (roughly Rs. 43,500). Even though site says that the source of the rumour is a trusted one, due to lack of other sources on the subject and absence of primary material, it should be taken with an additional grain of salt.

An earlier report suggested that the rumoured 5-inch Pixel smartphone, which was earlier codenamed ‘Sailfish’ will be launched at $449 (roughly Rs. 30,000).

In order to provide some sort of compensation for higher price tag, the report suggests that Google might make financing options available for the users.

To recall, Gadgets 360 earlier this year reported Google will be dropping the ‘Nexus’ branding and will launch the new smartphones under its own brand. The upcoming smartphones are further expected to be launched with Android 7.1 Nougat.

Google late Monday sent out invitations to an October 4 event, hinting that the Internet titan will show off a new smartphone powered by its Android mobile software.

Emailed invitations revealed only the time and place for the gathering in San Francisco, the message topped by blue, red, yellow, and green dots of color.

Google fired off a Twitter message with hashtag #madebygoogle and a video of what appeared to be a long rectangular search term box morphing into a silhouette of a smartphone.

Industry trackers have been expecting Google in October to show off its own smartphone, showcasing the prowess of its new Nougat version of Android software.

Google may stamp its latest smartphones with a “Pixel” brand instead of the “Nexus” name it has used in the past for Android smartphones it has made in collaborations with partners.

A Google smartphone would be fielded as a standard to which other’s making Android devices should aspire, and would come just weeks after Apple’s began selling new iPhone 7 models.

An enticing Google smartphone could also prove a contender for the attention of buyers during the prime year-end holiday shopping season.

Scenes in Apple stores around the world on Friday were reminiscent of days before online ordering became a norm and people camped out for days to be first to get hands on the California company’s iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.

Enthusiasm was peppered with disappointment due to shortages of the large-screen iPhone 7 Plus and a Jet Black iPhone 7, but it was unclear if the shortages were the result of strong demand or limited supply.

The devices chart a new path for the tech giant by eliminating headphone jacks, a move seen as setting a trend for a wireless future

The iPhones also boast Apple’s freshly-released iOS 10 mobile operating system.

While the company has touted total iPhone sales of one billion, the number sold in the quarter ending June 25 fell 15 percent from a year earlier, highlighting concerns over growth for the key profit driver.

Growth has become challenging with many mobile phone markets saturated, with Apple rivals producing a wide variety of devices powered by Android software that Google makes available for free.

Apple faces stiff competition from traditional rival Samsung, although the South Korean giant is currently on the back foot after being forced into a massive recall because of exploding batteries of its flagship Galaxy Note 7.

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There is no shortage of leaks for the upcoming Google-branded Pixel phones, and the latest ones in line suggest that the smartphones will come with yet-to-be-released Android 7.1 Nougat. Further, the leaked renders of the smartphones Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL show the front panel designs in their full glory.

As per the tests on Geekbench, Google Pixel phones will come with the upcoming version of Google’s mobile platform and will pack 4GB of RAM. The smartphones are expected to be powered by a Snapdragon 820 SoC (with new revision).

As per a report by Android Headlines, the TPU cases for the smartphones are already available for purchase at AliExpress. The images of the cases suggest that the Pixel XL will carry a fingerprint scanner at the same position as Nexus 5X or a Nexus 6P.

According to another leak from the website, the smartphones have also been spotted passing through Global Certification Forum. The GCF certification has further confirmed that the smartphones will indeed be manufactured by HTC.

In a separate leak, reported by Phone Arena, renders of the front panel of the Pixel smartphones can be seen. The renders suggest that the smartphones will carry a screen size of 4.99-inches and 5.46-inches, in line with earlier leaks.

Last month, Google was reported to be dropping its Nexus-branding, and launch the upcoming smartphones under its own brand. Gadgets 360 also learnt that Google may release the smartphones “in a handful of countries including India” in September.

However, another report recently claimed that the smartphones will be shown at the company’s event on October 4.

Google last month was reported to be dropping the Nexus-branding, and launch the Android 7.0 Nougat platform lead devices under its own brand. Gadgets 360 had also learnt that Google may release the new smartphones “in a handful of countries including India” in September. Now, a new report claims that the new Nexus smartphone successors will be re-branded as Pixel and Pixel XL. A separate report claims that Google is prepping for an event on October 4 where it will showcase the new hardware products.

Android Police reports, corroborating our earlier report, that the Pixel smartphone will be the 5-inch Sailfish device which was making rounds in rumours while the Pixel XL will be the 5.5-inch Marlin smartphone. The report adds that both the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones will be touted as the “first phones built by Google.” An earlier report claimed that the upcoming Google smartphones will be priced higher than the current Nexus devices at launch, pegging the 5-inch ‘Sailfish’ smartphone to be priced at $449 (roughly Rs. 30,000), and the 5.5-inch ‘Marlin’ smartphone to be priced at $599 (roughly Rs. 40,100)

The anticipated Google-branded smartphones will also come with features over and above vanilla Android, which fits well with Sundar Pichai’s statement that Google is looking to be more opinionated with its own lineup. This may see a revamped launcher, and Google Assistant features.
Apart from the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, Google is expected to launch a brand new 4K Chromecast that can stream content in 4K and might be dubbed Chromecast Plus or Chromecast Ultra. Another device rumoured to make its way at the October 4 event is the company’s in-house Daydream VR viewer device. It is rumoured to be called Daydream View. Android Police cites reliable sources confirming the October 4 Google launch event.

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Google last month was reported to be dropping the Nexus-branding, and launch the Android 7.0 Nougat platform lead devices under its own brand. Gadgets 360 had also learnt that Google may release the new smartphones “in a handful of countries including India” in September. Now, a new report claims that the new Nexus smartphone successors will be re-branded as Pixel and Pixel XL. A separate report claims that Google is prepping for an event on October 4 where it will showcase the new hardware products.

Android Police reports, corroborating our earlier report, that the Pixel smartphone will be the 5-inch Sailfish device which was making rounds in rumours while the Pixel XL will be the 5.5-inch Marlin smartphone. The report adds that both the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones will be touted as the “first phones built by Google.” An earlier report claimed that the upcoming Google smartphones will be priced higher than the current Nexus devices at launch, pegging the 5-inch ‘Sailfish’ smartphone to be priced at $449 (roughly Rs. 30,000), and the 5.5-inch ‘Marlin’ smartphone to be priced at $599 (roughly Rs. 40,100)

The anticipated Google-branded smartphones will also come with features over and above vanilla Android, which fits well with Sundar Pichai’s statement that Google is looking to be more opinionated with its own lineup. This may see a revamped launcher, and Google Assistant features.
Apart from the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, Google is expected to launch a brand new 4K Chromecast that can stream content in 4K and might be dubbed Chromecast Plus or Chromecast Ultra. Another device rumoured to make its way at the October 4 event is the company’s in-house Daydream VR viewer device. It is rumoured to be called Daydream View. Android Police cites reliable sources confirming the October 4 Google launch event.

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