An apparent leak of the Google Pixel. Carphone Warehouse/Google/Android Police Google’s big hardware showcase on October 4 is nearly here, but the company might not have much left to say about the two ‘Pixel’ smartphones it’s expected to reveal by the time the event starts.
Those phones have been extensively leaked as it is, but a since-removed listing from UK retailer Carphone Warehouse ( spotted by 9to5Google ) appears to have provided the most complete look at them yet.
According to those pages, Google will indeed launch two phones at two separate sizes: the 5-inch Pixel, and the 5.5-inch Pixel XL. This further suggests that Google will drop the“Nexus” branding it’s typically used in favor of its own Pixel name, and will market the phones as being “made by Google.”
That said, the devices are widely said to have been manufactured by HTC, and a series of slides within the listings suggest that both phones look largely similar to this year’s all-metalHTC 10. That means they’ll resemble iPhones — though the glass panels, fingerprint scanners, and “G” logos on each handset’s back should provide some separation.
The listing also pegs both phones as having similarly high-end specs: a new Snapdragon 821 processor, 4GB of RAM, a USB-C port, and either 32GB or 128GB of internal storage. The smaller Pixel is said to have a 1080p OLED display and a 2,770mAh battery, while the Pixel XL is said to have a 1440 x 2560 OLED display and a bigger 3,450mAh battery. Both phones reportedly come with a 8-megapixel camera on the front and a 12-megapixel camera on the back.
Carphone Warehouse/9to5Google Beyond that, the aforementioned slides suggest support for the new Google Assistant digital assistant, unlimited photo storage with Google Photos, and the previously unveiled Allo and Duo chat apps. The devices are also said to support a quick charging feature that purportedly provides “up to 7 hours” of battery life within 15 minutes.
It’s important to remember that Google has only teased the new phones thus far, so all of the above needs to be taken with a grain of salt. For instance, the listing says both phones will include a microSD slot for expandable storage, something Google has traditionally veered away from. There’s also no word on pricing, though previous rumors suggest they’ll start around $650.
Nevertheless, any lingering questions about Google’s new flagships should be answered by tomorrow afternoon. Below you can find Carphone Warehouse’s now-deleted press images.