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Google Pixel and Pixel XL Update: Smartphone to be Available in 'Really Blue' Color Option

By R Caraos , Sep 28, 2016 12:10 PM EDT

The Google Pixel and Pixel XL, previously known by their codenames Sailfish and Marlin respectively, has popped up again in reports. This time, the color options have been leaked with somewhat non-traditional names: "Quite Black," "Very Silver" and the new "Really Blue."

The first two colors of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL have already been known via the previously leaked renders. What is new, however, is the "Really Blue" color option. This bit was leaked by popular and reliable tipster David Ruddock through his Twitter account, TechTimes reported.

A Closer Look at the Front Panel and Screen

Another tipster named Evan Blass leaked yet another renders of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL in Twitter. Both leaks only contain the front panel, but they corroborate previous reports such as the home screen and the button-less bottom bezel.

According to International Business Times, the leaks reveal a few noteworthy changes in the user interface. First is that the icons are more circular. Second, the navigation buttons have been slightly altered to a more minimalist look.

The fans' responses to this are not exactly positive. Most who replied to Blass' tweets disliked the more rounded look of the apps, while some are not sure how to feel about it.

Pixel and Pixel XL Specs, Release Date

The rumored specifications are setting high expectations. The Pixel is expected to have a 5.2- or 5.3-inch 1080p display, while the Pixel XL is said to have a larger 5.5-inch 1,440p screen.

Both smartphones, however, will sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC paired with 4GB of RAM. There should also be a 12MP camera at the rear with dual-LED flash and an 8MP shooter at the front. The two devices are also reported to have the same internal storage options: 32GB, 64GB and 128GB. It is not known if there will be a microSD slot for expansion.

Google has announced a Pixel event on Oct. 4, which is when both the Pixel and Pixel XL are expected to be revealed. Shipping should start a few weeks after.

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