Multiple sources are releasing the leaked images of the upcoming Google Pixel smartphone ever since it came to be known that Google may introduce a new set of smartphones at the upcoming San Francisco event. Along with the Google Pixel smartphone (most probably two variants) Google may also introduce an Amazon Echo competitor, an Android tablet and a newer version of Chromecast you read about in this blog post.
Here is a tweet that displays one of the leaked images of the Google Pixel smartphone
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) September 26, 2016
So how is the new Google Pixel smartphone going to look? Obviously, it is going to look like a smartphone, that’s for sure, and to be frank, there hasn’t been a great design shift among the smartphones of late. Maybe there is a curved corner. In iPhone 7’s case, the conventional headphone port is missing. Anyway, smartphone enthusiasts all over the world are eager to see how the Google Pixel smartphones are going to look. This is why various people are claiming to have leaked images of the Google Pixel smartphone.
Carphone Warehouse, a British mobile phone retailer, is creating the most buzz on the Internet for leaked images of the Google Pixel smartphone, according to this Next Web update. The leaked images show two variants of the Google Pixel smartphone, namely Pixel and Pixel XL. Along with the leaked images, the Carphone Warehouse website also gives some clearly defined specifications of the new smartphones although, since the specifications come from a third party vendor, the final specifications might be different than what’s being listed on the website.
Specifications of the leaked images of the Google Pixel smartphone
The regular Google Pixel smartphone may have a 5-inch screen with Quad HD AMOLED display with the sturdiness of Gorilla Glass 4. The Pixel smartphone may be powered by a Snapdragon 821 2.15 GHz processor. It will have two variants of internal storage: 32 GB and 128 GB. It will also have a microSD card slot for 256 GB. The rear camera will be 12 megapixels and the facing camera will be 8 megapixels. According to the leaked images and their specifications, the Google Pixel smartphone may come with a 2,770mAH battery.
The bigger Google Pixel smartphone, Pixel XL, may have a 5.5-inch screen with Quad HD display and the battery of 3,450 mAH, with other specifications remaining almost the same as the regular Google Pixel smartphone. Both the phones will run on the latest Android version 7.1 called Android Nougat.
As you can see in this image the upper half portion of the back side is made of a mirror-finish panel and it contains the phone’s camera and the fingerprint sensor.
Both Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL, whether you believe the leaked images or not, will be heavily depending on Google’s cloud services and will be giving a big push to Google’s cloud services.
Here are some leaked images of the Google Pixel smartphone
These are called “live cases” – these live cases add extra functions to the existing smartphone. For many smartphones these live cases can also act as extra batteries but it isn’t confirmed that the same will be the case with the live cases coming with the Google Pixel smartphones.
As is the claim, the USB type C charger coming with the Google Pixel smartphone may allow you to use your phone for seven hours in a 15-minute charge.
So, is Google doing away with its previous Nexus series of smartphones and tablets? It seems so. There have been rumours that Google will be manufacturing its own line of smartphones rather than partnering with other smartphone companies like HTC, Motorola and LG, but right now, the latest Google Pixel smartphone, whose images have been leaked by multiple sources, seems to have been manufactured by HTC.
Here’s the video of Google Pixel straight from the horse’s mouth, that is, Google itself:
Update: Incidentally, the section showing the leaked images of the Google Pixel smartphone on the Carphone Warehouse website has been removed