Carphone warehouse, which is a UK based retailer has put up an ad on its website to start pre-orders for the phones, leaking a very clear idea of what the phones are going to look like.
Based on the leaks, it is now clear that the phones made by HTC come with rounded edges and a half cut glass panel at the back, which houses the fingerprint scanner.
Larger among the two, the Pixel XL is going to sport a 5.5-inch quad-HD AMOLED display with a 2560×1440 pixels resolution. The smaller Pixel will have a 5-inch Full HD display with 1920×1080 pixels resolution, all underneath a Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection.
The AMOLED displays, apart from producing vibrant colors and deep blacks, can also power Google’s Daydream VR platform.
Both the devices are expected to be powered by the new Snapdragon 821 processor, coupled with 4GB of RAM. They are going to come in two storage variants- 32GB and 128GB solid state storage. This would mean that these become the first mass produced devices with Qualcomm’s new processor.
As for the camera, both phones are likely to feature a 12-megapixel shooter at the back with f/2.0 aperture and optical image stabilization (something that was missing from the previous Nexus devices) and an 8-megapixel front-facing selfie camera.
The Pixel will be powered by a 2,770mAh battery and the Pixel XL will have a 3,450mAh battery.
But the hardware apart, what will make Google’s Pixel phones stand out will be the infusion of Google Assistant into every bit of the operating system. Google Assistant is a heavily integrated artificial intelligence-based digital assistant, much like Apple’s Siri.
Google is also expected to release the 4K Chromecast dongle on October 4th, along with Google’s Smart Home speaker that the company first teased in its I/O conference this year. Along with this, Google may also tease Andromeda- a lovechild of Chrome OS and Android operating system.