Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL Release Date, News & Update: Home Screen Button to Be Omitted? Impressive Specs, Features & Prices Revealed!

By Staff Reporter , Updated Sep 20, 2016 11:14 AM EDT
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Google Nexus 2016 may be announced on Oct. 4 and released in the same month. Numerous reports state that Google will be dropping its "Nexus" branding. Two phones are expected to be released and they are being called Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL. Previously the phones were named Nexus Sailfish and Nexus Marlin.

The Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL are expected to be the fastest Android phones as they may be the first handsets to sport the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor and both the smartphones may run on the Android 7.1 Nougat operating system, writes Mobile & Apps.

While the Google Pixel will have a 5-inch display, Google Pixel XL will have a large 5.5-inch display. The two phones are being called the successors to the popular Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P devices. Although none of the specs have been confirmed by Google yet, it is rumored that the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL will sport 4GB RAMs. Pixel will have an internal storage of 32GB and XL 128GB.

In terms of battery power, Google Pixel may have a 2,770 mAh battery whereas the Google Pixel XL has a 3,450 mAh battery. Both the devices are expected to have USB Type-C port that will provide rapid data transfer and charging.

As per International Business Times, the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL look similar with only a minute difference in size. As dual cameras a trend these days, the handsets may also stay with the trend. Nothing much is known whether Google will omit the Home Screen button. A 13MP camera is expected in both.

Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL could sport 2560 x 1440 pixels and 2560 x 1600 pixels resolutions. As per PhoneArena, recent casing leaks have revealed black and white variants where the white variant does show a Home button below the display.

HTC is expected to manufacture the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL versions with the Global Certification Forum (GCF) confirming the same. The phones are expected to come in two sets, one for the International launch and the other for a US launch.

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