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.
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