Every year, when new Nexus devices are around the corner, there’s a great deal of speculation and hype. However, this year is special. For starters, Google has decided to ditch the “Nexus” branding and go with “Pixel” instead. Also, there have been more than usual rumours and leaks about the Pixels. The devices are due for a launch exactly four days from now on 4th October. So we decided to sum up, all we know about the Pixel and the Pixel XL in this post.
Starting with the Google Pixel a.k.a. Nexus Sailfish first the device was spotted on numerous benchmarking websites from where we got to know about the device’s specs. The Pixel sports a 5-inch display with full HD resolution. You have an 8 MP secondary front-facing camera paired with a 12 MP snapper on the back with a LED flash. The innards include a Snapdragon 820 chipset clocked at 2.1 GHz coupled with 4 GB of RAM. Onboard storage amounts to 32 GB: expandable or non-expandable, we’ll have to wait to find out. OS will be the latest Android Nougat 7.0. Connectivity features include Bluetooth, GPS, NFC and WiFi with the usual sensors like accelerometer, barometer, light sensor and proximity sensor.
Moving on to the elder sibling, Google Pixel XL a.k.a. Nexus Marlin is not much different from the Sailfish. According to the leaks and the rumours, the Pixel XL sports the same Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor clocked at a yet unknown speed. You also get the same 4 GB of RAM along with 32 GB of internal storage which we guess will be non-expandable. The front camera is an 8 MP unit while the primary camera on the device is a 13 MP snapper with an accompanying LED flash. The primary difference as compared to the Pixel is the screen. The Pixel XL sports a larger 5.5-inch screen with a quad HD resolution.
Apart from the leaked specs, we also have some info about the device’s price tags. An industry insider had earlier reported that Google would release the duo of Pixel devices, which will cost more than the previous gen Nexus devices, namely the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. The Pixel will reportedly retail with a price tag of $450. In comparison, the Nexus 5X retailed for $380. Its elder sibling, the Pixel XL will come with a price tag of $600 as compared to the $500 price tag that the Nexus 6P came out with. There have also been a plethora of leaked images and renders which you can browse on this link.
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The Pixel devices are set for unveiling at an event on 4th October where we can also expect Google to unveil some more new products. What, you ask? We’ll just have to wait to find that out. So stay tuned to find out more about the Google Pixel devices as soon as they are released.