The upcoming Nexus devices from Google will supposedly be launched on the 4th of October which is a week from now and we’re already seeing leaked renders of the two models.
The devices are also rumored to be named Pixel and Pixel XL instead of Nexus, because of Google’s alleged rebranding of the Nexus lineup. Initially, the devices were believed to be named Nexus Marlin and Nexus Sailfish and they were also supposed to showcase Android 7.0 Nougat, the new OS from Google but that did not turn out to be the case.
The Google Pixel (Nexus Sailfish) is said to sport a 5-inch screen, whereas the Google Pixel XL (Google Marlin) will comes with a 5.5 inch display. The former is rumored to have been designed to replace the Nexus 5X that came out last year and the latter will replace the Nexus 6P.
The leaked render of the Google Pixel shows a device similar to the Nexus 5X that is running a version of Android but it’s not very clear which one. There is also a leaked render of the Google Pixel XL that has surface recently on VentureBeat and it appears that the device is almost identical to the Google Pixel.
The two devices are expected to be powered by a Snapdragon 821 processor and to feature 4 GB of RAM, a 12 MP primary camera and a fingerprint reader. Google Pixel’s battery will be a 2,770 one and Google Pixel XL will spot a bigger 3,450 one. Naturally, they will both run an updated version of Android Nougat.
The smaller device of the two, the Google Pixel, is believed to be priced at $649 when it comes out. So far, there is no official statement from Google in this sense but the 4th of October is approaching fast and we’ll find out very soon if the two devices are real.