Google on Monday confirmed it is launching new smartphones at an October 4 event, expected to be the much-leaked Google Pixel smartphones. The company has also started sending invites for the event, to be held at 9am local time in San Francisco.
A new video teaser is out that confirms the launch date of 4 October. However, the teaser reveals nothing but the date and an outline of a smartphone, which is highly speculated to be the new Pixel range of smartphone.
According to the latest rumours, Google is planning to ditch the Nexus brand in favour of the Pixel moniker. In the past, the company has used the Pixel name on its tablet and laptop products.
Specifications of Google Pixel Leaked
The company is likely to launch two device variants depending upon the display size, a 5-inch Pixel and a 5.5-inch Pixel XL. The smaller with 1080p resolution and the larger with a Quad HD display. The devices will be the first to leverage the power of Android N Nougat. However, these new devices are likely to be running Android 7.1, an unreleased version of Android Nougat. The Device may support 12MP rear camera, 8MP front-facing camera, support for USB-C. Another report suggests that the device will retain 3.5mm headphone jack. The Leaked battery specification for devices is different, the devices may equipped with a 2770mAh battery and Pixel XL to get a larger 3450mAh battery capacity.
A recent Geekbench leak for the Pixel XL showed that it would be powered by the quad-core Qualcomm chip clocked at 1.59GHz and paired with 4GB of RAM. It is said to be the powerful Snapdragon 821. The device may come with 32GB of internal storage as a base model.
Pricing of Google Pixel
The device may be available on the same day for the pre-order and may launch at pricing of $650 i.e around 45,000/- INR.