We’re still one day away from Google’s big launch event where we are expecting our favorite tech giants to make a bunch of exciting announcements that include their new Pixel lineup for smartphones, Chromecast Ultra and a host of other devices. With all major launch events, you do expect a couple of leaked (rendered and sometimes actual) images of the devices that will be launched especially when it comes to smartphones. Same was the case with the Pixel devices, as our friends at Droid Life managed to get their hands on the complete details of both devices that are going to launch on Oct 4th, 2016. The following details have been extracted from the websites of various retailers but the one thing that is still to be made sure is the pricing and availability of the devices.

Here is the info from Carphone Warehouse’s site:









What are the takeaways from all of that? A few things stand out. For one, CW is referring to this as the “first standalone phone” from Google, which matches up with the #madebygoogle hashtag they are advertising it with. Even though HTC may have built these phones, Google must be looking at that relationship as nothing more than a manufacturer and not a partner.

From there, CW talks about two sizes (Pixel and Pixel XL), having access to Google Assistant everywhere with the “OK, Google” command (not just in Allo), unlimited full resolution storing of photos through Google Photos, a “Smart Storage” feature to help you automatically clean up space on your phone, good low light photos from the camera, access to Google Duo and Allo (which is not unique to these phones), fast charging with USB Type-C (7 hours of battery in 15 minutes), and custom Live Cases like we saw for the Nexus 6P and 5X.

Here are the specs according to CW:

Pixel Pixel XL
Software Android 7.1 Android 7.1
Display 5″ FHD AMOLED (1920×1080, 441ppi)
Gorilla Glass 4
5.5″ QHD AMOLED (2560×1440, 534ppi)
Gorilla Glass 4
Processor 2.15GHz Snapdragon 821 (quad-core, 64-bit) 2.15GHz Snapdragon 821 (quad-core, 64-bit)
Camera Rear: 12.3MP (f/2.0, 1.55um), Image stabilization
Front: 8MP
Rear: 12.3MP (f/2.0, 1.55um), Image stabilization
Front: 8MP
Battery 2770mAh
Fast charging
Fast charging
Storage 32GB or 128GB
No microSD support
32GB or 128GB
No microSD support
Other Fingerprint scanner, NFC, 3.5mm headphone, USB Type-C Fingerprint scanner, NFC, 3.5mm headphone, USB Type-C
Dimensions 143.8 x 69.5 x 8.6 mm
143 grams
154.7 x 75.7 x 8.6 mm
168 grams
SIM Nano Nano

Here are two new press renders, courtesy of  Telus:

google-pixel-black google-pixel-xl-black

(Pixel vs. Pixel XL)

Those two images aren’t revealing much new, but the Google Search pill in the top left corner is now showing a voice search icon, which certainly is new. Also, those images show “7:00” as the time, which has often been an indicator of the version of Android a phone will run, but Carphone Warehouse says specifically that the phones will run Android 7.1.

Here is the Bell site before it was pulled:

pixel bell canada

We will be covering the whole event live so make sure to be part of the launch celebrations starting tomorrow 9:00 pm Pakistan Standard Time (GMT+5).

Source: Droid Life