Google Pixel, Pixel Xl Aka Nexus Sailfish, Marlin to be Announced on October 4 [Roundup]

We all know that Apple is prepping for the launch event scheduled on September 7. After the Apple iPhones, the next anticipated phones for the year will be the Google's Nexus phones. Oopsy, there are no more called as Nexus phones as Google is branding a different for their smartphones for 2016.

Google Pixel and Pixel XL Might be Announced on October 4

Today, a report from AndroidPolice strongly suggest that the Google phones for 2016 will be called as Google Pixel. We have already received the specifications of both the HTC- made Google phones from various sources and they have gone through various benchmark reports as well.

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Google Pixel and Pixel XL

AndroidPolice has been very good in terms of Nexus leaks for 2016. They have already given the purported images of both the Sailfish and Marlin. Now, they also suggest that the Nexus branding will be replaced by the new Pixel range.

And, the rumored Nexus Sailfish will be called as the Pixel and the Nexus Marline will be dubbed as the Pixel XL.


The Smaller Google Pixel

There are no new rumor specs for the Google Pixel. The Sailfish itself will be dubbed as the Google Pixel. That said, the Google Pixel will feature a 5-inch AMOLED display which is a 1080p panel with a pixel density of 440 PPI. And, it will be packed with Snapdragon 820 along with support for 4GB of RAM.

The Bigger Google Pixel XL

Here comes the bigger Google smartphone for 2016 as the Nexus Marlin will be dubbed as the Pixel XL and it will arrive with a 5.5-inch display which is a 2K AMOLED panel with a pixel density of 518 PPI. Also, it will either be powered by the Snapdragon 820/821 chipset with on;y 4GB of RAM.

Same Cameras of Both Pixels

Both the 2016 HTC-made Pixel smartphones will feature the same 12.3MP rear camera and the sensor will be the Sony IMX377 Image Sensor with f/2.0 aperture. Also, they will arrive with an 8MP front facing shooter which records 1080p videos.


The Google Pixel XL will come with a 3,450mAh battery which is same as its predecessor- the Nexus 6P. However, there are words regarding the Google Pixel's battery capacity.

Google Pixel and Pixel XL- Software

This is a new change for Google's smartphones. The 2016 Google Pixel and Pixel XL will come with Google own customizations on top of Android. This is not the case with earlier Google Nexus phones as they arrived with pure Vanilla Android.

Google will add some customizations such as the brand new 'Nexus Launcher', which is also leaked, Double-Tap top show Ambient display notifications, and some other additions.


Why Pixel?

Everyone is wondering about the new Pixel strategy from Google and they are known for this kind of moves for years. Now, AndroidPolice also says that HTC has made a three-year deal with Google to manufacture the Pixel smartphones.

Release Date

The much-anticipated question. Google will reportedly announce the new Pixel range of smartphones on October 4. However, there is no official info regarding this, but soon we'll receive the media invites.

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