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Google Pixel To Come Sooner Than You Think: Release Date, Official Specs And More

By Jomar Teves , Sep 21, 2016 03:50 AM EDT

There's one more exciting phone hitting the stores this year, the Google Pixel series. Google is expected to officially close the doors on its Nexus program this year and replace it with the Pixel brand. The company wants to make top-of-the-line mobile products that will compete against the iPhone better, but Google is still acquiring third-party OEMs to produce the actual phones.

Over the last few months, numerous Google Pixel (Sailfish) and Pixel XL (Marlin) leaks emerged, and now, it's time to look at some "official" ones.

Release date

As some reports stated, Google will reveal the new Pixel smartphones on October 4. The company will live stream the event on YouTube, and Google is already promoting the upcoming mobile event on YouTube and social media. Google is still trying to be somewhat enigmatic about things. However, it's more than clear that the whole thing will be about new mobile hardware, the kind of devices that avid Android fans anticipate.

Leaks and rumors

Google released a video featuring a commercial about an up-and-coming smartphone. The video was first seen in the Netherlands, where there are a lot of Android fans all over. Dirt-cheap Nexus phones will be a thing of the past once the Pixel smartphones arrive.

Google is expected to be moving to a new pricing scheme for its phones, and it won't be pretty. The same Android Police confirms that Google Pixel phones will start at $649, which is the entry price for the Sailfish. The Pixel XL will be cost a lot more, and it's safe to say that more storage on the Pixel means you'll pay more than $649. 

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