A new report provides some more details regarding Google's upcoming Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. The color options for the handsets will officially be called, 'Quite Black', 'Very Silver' and 'Really Blue'.
Google is planning to announce two new smartphones that will go head to head with Apple's new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The Pixel and Pixel XL will become the first handsets under the company's Pixel brand and will be manufactured by HTC. Google is set to unveil the devices at a press event on Oct. 4.
While LG's new V20 will be the first smartphone to ship in the U.S. with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, Google will launch the Pixel and Pixel XL with a newer build of the OS, Android 7.1 Nougat more specifically.
The design of Google's Pixel handset was recently shown off in a 360-degree video, which provided a look at the device from all angles. Shortly after that video appeared, images of the larger Pixel XL leaked and showed the phablet would be offered in at least two color choices, black and white. A new report reveals a third color option is in the cards, as well as what are reportedly the official names for the colors Google will offer.
David Ruddock, who has a good track record of reporting unannounced smartphone details, posted on his Twitter page that Google is expected to offer the Pixel and Pixel XL in choice of 'Very Silver', 'Quite Black' and 'Really Blue.'
The Google Pixel is expected to feature a 5.2-5.3-inch 1920 x 1080 Full HD display, while the Pixel XL will boast a 5.5-inch 2,560 x 1,440 Quad HD display and run Android 7.1 Nougat. The handsets will both reportedly be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4 GB of RAM and internal storage capacities are said to include 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB options.
The Pixel and Pixel XL will reportedly use a 12-megapixel rear camera with phase detection, autofocus, dual-LED flash and 8-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat and selfies. The smartphones will include a fingerprint scanner on the rear of the case and USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer.
While there hasn't been any mention of a solid release date for the Pixel and Pixel XL, Google is believed to be planning to make the smartphones available for preorder shortly after the devices are revealed, and to ship them before the end of October. As always, we'll keep you posted on any additional Pixel and Pixel XL details.