9 Notable Things to Know About Google Pixel and Pixel XL Smartphone Coming on October 4

    Rumors are making rounds on the internet that Google will be dropping its Nexus brand. Instead, it will be launching two smartphones like every year with what's being called as Pixel and Pixel XL.

    9 Notable Things to Know About Google Pixel and Pixel XL Smartphone

    We have to wait until October 4 when Google will officially pull the wraps of its latest iteration of flagships to know what they'll be named. However, thanks to numerous leaks and rumors, we already know so much about these devices.

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    Here's what to expect from Google's new flagships, most likely to be called as Pixel and Pixel XL.

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    A melange of glass and aluminium body

    The new Pixel and Pixel XL are expected to feature an all-metal body with one-third of the back being glass. Both these smartphones are being manufactured by HTC. So, we can expect a great design.

    Two phones, two chipsets

    The Google Pixel which can be assumed to replace Nexus 5X is rumoured to come equipped with the Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 chipset while the more premium variant, the Pixel XL is expected to be powered by the tweaked version of Snapdragon 820 - the Snapdragon 821.

    Fingerprint sensor will still be at the back

    Many flagship manufacturers have chosen to place the fingerprint sensor at the front to make it more convenient to use. However, the fingerprint sensor on the Google's new pixel-breed of smartphones is there to stay at the back amid the glass panel.

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    Pixel count, you ask?

    In terms of pixel count, both the phones are expected to feature a 12 MP sensor at the back for the shutterbugs. On the front will be a 8 MP camera for capturing selfies and allowing you to make video calls.

    AMOLED Display

    The Pixel XL, bigger among the two (5.5-inch), is expected to rock an AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440x2560 pixels.

    On the other hand, the Pixel is rumoured to come with a 5-inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1080x1920 pixels.

    4GB of RAM on both the phones

    Both the smartphones will pack 4GB of RAM coupled with 32GB of internal storage space. They are expected to be available in different storage options which include 128GB of inbuilt storage.

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    Android 7.1 Nougat

    Every year Google's new phones will ship with the latest Android OS. This year will be no exception. Both of them will come with Android 7.1 Nougat out-of-the-box. Having said that, few speculations point at a new Custom UI referred as Google OS being used on top of the Android 7.1 Nougat.


    When it come to battery capacity, the Pixel is expected to depend on a 2770mAh battery for the juice while a 3450mAh battery is expected to provide fuel for the bigger Pixel XL.

    Price and Launch date

    If rumours are to believed, the new Pixel smartphones are expected to come with a higher price tag in comparison to the Nexus phones. The smaller Pixel is expected to bear a price tag of USD 499 and the Pixel XL is rumoured to be priced at USD 649 both of which translates to around Rs. 33,500 and 43,500 respectively.

    It's still unknown when both of these devices will hit the stores. We have to wait until October 4th for Google to officially unveil the dates.

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