There are just a few days left until October 4, when Google will unveil its two new handsets, Pixel and Pixel XL, as well as a few extra goodies. Like every year, we’re very curious to find out as many new details as possible about the search engine giant’s new handsets and 2016 is no exception.
Made by HTC, the two handsets were unofficially revealed today, thanks to a set of renders provided by Twitter user @iamaniff and, even though we don’t know how accurate these images are, we must admit that we’re pretty hyped about the new designs.
To be more specific, the images show the two Google Pixel devices, making it pretty clear that they will sport the same design and the size will be the only difference.
We can spot the antenna lines on the back, extending on the sides, as well as the “G” branding on the back and, of course, the fingerprint scanner.
What’s very interesting is the materials used for the rear of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL: metal and glass, something you don’t see very often and definitely helps the devices stand out. Oh, and it’s also worth mentioning that, most likely, Google’s new smartphones will be available in other colours as well, not just Black and White.
In terms of hardware, both the Google Pixel and Pixel XL will have the same configuration, except the display size and battery capacity. Otherwise, the Google Pixel should be powered by a Snapdragon 821 chip, with a quad-core CPU, alongside an Adreno GPU and 4 GB of RAM, with 32 or 128 GB of internal storage. Finally, let’s not forget about the 12 MP rear-mounted camera, with LED flash, teaming up with an 8 MP selfie unit, and the operating system, rumoured to be Android 7.1 Nougat.