This October, Google will release two new smartphones in collaboration with HTC (confirmed by the Global Certification Forum). The smaller version will be Pixel, while the phablet will be called Pixel XL. They will replace the Nexus brand and will come pre-installed with the new Android Nougat, but version 7.1, according to the latest leaks.
Both Pixels have passed through Geekbench and they’ve been certified. We’ve seen many leaked images of them showing their backs and screen panels and their specs were also revealed. The latest tests confirmed what we already knew: that the upcoming devices will be powered by a Snapdragon chipset that will support 4GB of RAM and they will run on Android 7.1 Nougat. However, it seems that the Pixel phones will be available in two versions: US (with CDMA connectivity and different LTE bands) and International.
Previously, the Pixel was codenamed Sailfish, while Pixel XL was known as Marlin. The former is expected to house a Snapdragon 820 chipset, while other rumors suggest that the phablet will be powered by the latest Snapdragon 821 processor. What is certain is that both models will pack 4GB of RAM and will have an internal memory of 32GB, which will support expansion, but it’s not sure if there will be another variant with a capacity of 128GB.
According to LlabTooFeR, on the rear side of both phones will be placed a 12MP camera, while the front camera will support 8MP. The smaller Pixel will have a 5-inch Full HD screen and a 2,770 mAh battery, while the Pixel XL will sport a 5.5-inch QHD screen and will house a 3,450 mAh battery.
Other features will include a fingerprint scanner, USB Type C port and Quick Charge 3.0 support. The devices are slated to be revealed on October 4, during a special event organized by Google.
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