Leaked Images Reveal Google 'Pixel' Smartphones Ahead of October 4th Event

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    U.K. mobile retailer Carphone Warehouse was today guilty of publishing a series of visuals and spec slides for Google's upcoming own-branded smartphones, a day ahead of their official unveiling (via 9to5Google).

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    Due to be announced at the company's October 4th San Francisco event, Google's 5-inch 'Pixel' and 5.5-inch 'Pixel XL' smartphones feature Snapdragon 821 processors and 4GB RAM, a 2770mAh battery for the Pixel and a 3450mAh battery for the Pixel XL, and screen resolutions of 1080x1920 and 1440x2560, respectively.

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    Both similar-looking handsets are available in black or white, and come with a choice of 32GB and 128GB storage capacities with the addition of a microSD slot for storage expansion, as well as what appears to be a headphone jack on the top and a USB-C port on the bottom. A 12-megapixel camera on the back, an 8-megapixel front-facing camera, and a circular fingerprint scanner on the rear also feature.

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    The pulled slides from the U.K. retailer's website also show off a number of Google software services on the Android Nougat 7.1 powered devices, including free photo storage via Google Photos, and the company's Duo video chat and Allo messaging apps, not to mention a quick charge feature that claims seven hours' battery life after 15 minutes of charging.

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    The two smartphones signal the company's first foray into own-branded phones in the manner of Apple and Samsung, and will allow it to have more control over the hardware running its Android OS.

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    Google is said to be relying on HTC to manufacture the devices, which will be unveiled tomorrow along with a number of other expected hardware announcements, including the company's Amazon Alexa competitor, Google Home, a Daydream VR headset, 4K Chromecast 'Ultra', plus a successor to its OnHub wireless router.

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  2. TheHorrorNerd macrumors regular

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    Interesting...
    Why have a 128 gb storage option with an SD card slot?
    My ignorance of Android may be showing...
     
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    "Every touch, every moment, every interaction..." Logged by us to sell your data track your every move and manipulate you. Ah Google, finally they are being honest...
     
  5. Beeplance macrumors 68000

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    Does it have a headphone jack? That is the question.
     
  6. JOLoughlin macrumors member

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    “Don’t think different, think same”
    -Michael Dell (parody)
     
  7. ToM7 macrumors 6502

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    well, hello there iPhone 5 google copycat
     

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    Bezel appears to be almost as big as on the iPhone. No me likey

    looks like it does judging by the second picture
     
  9. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Looks very similar to my iPhone 7 in silver. None the less, I am curious to see how well it do. Consumers like options.
     
  10. coolfactor macrumors 68040

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    People keep saying it looks like an iPhone. I'm curious how they can *not* make it look like an iPhone and keep it simple and elegant.
     
  11. 555gallardo macrumors regular

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    with a headphone jack.
     
  12. djcerla macrumors 68000

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    Experience Pixel, the first iPhone clone* that actually costs as much as the real thing!

    *comes with free 18 months software support
     
  13. coolfactor macrumors 68040

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    Curious why they didn't call it the G phone... with their new G suite, etc. I figured they were moving to a new Alphabet(ical) naming scheme for everything.
     
  14. MarrkDJ macrumors newbie

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    I'm so disappointed it has a headphone jack. Would be cool if it hadn't.
     
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    Yes, there are people that will never move away from Android, so having another Samsung contender is a very good thing!
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    I can see the keynote now... "and it has a headphone jack!"... rubbing it in Apple's face. Leave it to Google execs to stoop so low... we shall see soon enough.
     
  17. nfilg macrumors member

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    Is that a mirror on the back of the phone? Hairdressers can use the back camera for selfies.
     
  18. macs4nw macrumors 601

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    The USB-C port for charging is also a good move. But no mention of an OLED display?
     
  19. atropos macrumors regular

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    1440x2560.. the resolution is just as same as my 27 inch display.... geez
     
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    Samsung did the same thing, and see what happened to their Note 7 phone.
     
  21. thatJohann macrumors 65816

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    Nice quick charging feature but that is an ugly phone. Jeez.
     
  22. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    The Pixel hardly resembles the iPhone 5. If anything, it resembles the iPhone 6 Series.
     
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    Even the wallpaper blatantly copies iOS 10's

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    Also the phone looks like a sorry Chinese knock-off, but maybe that's just me? :rolleyes:
     
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    Very interested in this. I've had a play with a few Android-devices and I haven't found one with a high quality Apple-like feel, as in build materials, hardware-software integration. I'm hoping a Google developed phone will fix that last one. would love to either move away from Apple phones or for there to be such a decrease in its userbase that they start to push the market forward again.
     

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