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Google Pixel X, Pixel XL Arriving On October 4: Specs And Design Review

First Posted: Sep 23, 2016 03:00 AM EDT
The new handhelds from Google, which should be replacing the Nexus brand of smartphones, are expected to be unveiled on October 4, thanks to a video released by the search engine giant itself.
The new handhelds from Google, which should be replacing the Nexus brand of smartphones, are expected to be unveiled on October 4, thanks to a video released by the search engine giant itself.
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Since 2010, the tech world has been in appreciation of Google's line of smartphones, dubbed the Nexus line. This year's release, however, is more special as the search engine giant is rebranding its line of handhelds. The two units, called the Pixel X and Pixel XL, are expected to be officially unveiled on October 4th.

October 4 Launch

The date was first teased by Google, when the company released a mysterious video. There was no information given and there is no way to really be sure. As Computer World notes, it is simply a 30 second video of a rectangle that changes into a simple outline of a smartphone. "Come And Get Your Love" by Redbone is heard in the background.

Furthermore, various media outlets have already received invitations to a Google event that will take place on October 4. As such, it has been speculated the Pixel X and the Pixel XL will be unveiled then.

Pixel X and Pixel XL: Specifications

Not much is actually known about the internal specifications of the upcoming Google smartphones. However, it is estimated that both the Pixel X and Pixel XL will come out of the box with Android 7.0 Nougat and will be manufactured by HTC.

Furthermore, it is expected to come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM and a 2770 mAh battery. Both options are expected to come in 32GB and 128GB internal storage variants.

Pixel X and Pixel XL: Design

A recent leak, as reported by Android Police, shows that both units will come with an aluminum finish. The upper portion of the rear panel is lighter than its bottom half, which is estimated to be due to the glass material. The fingerprint scanner is also found on the upper portion of the back of the phone.

The Pixel X is expected to arrive with a 5 inch screen, while the Pixel XL is estimated to come with a 5.5 inch screen.

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