The Google Pixel and Pixel XL are without a doubt some of the most anticipated devices at Google's big Oct. 4 event, which is only a couple of hours away now.
Rumors and leaks surrounding the smartphones in question have been making rounds online, and before they're officially unwrapped, here's a roundup of everything that has made the headlines to date.
Google Pixel, Pixel XL Renders
After that, he followed up with another image that features the Pixel XL. Needless to say, the two are more or less the same except for their form factors.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) September 26, 2016
Official Color Options: Very Silver, Quite Black And Really Blue
David Ruddock of Android Police recently revealed that the Pixel and Pixel XL are going to come in three flavors: Very Silver, Quite Black and Really Blue.
Not notable enough to post on AP, and could easily change, but two of the Pixel phone colors may be called 'Very silver' and 'Quite black.' — David Ruddock (@RDR0b11) September 23, 2016
The blue Google Pixel and Pixel XL are alive and well. :D Name of color is allegedly 'Really blue.' — David Ruddock (@RDR0b11) September 26, 2016
A Look From All Angles: 360-Degree Goodness
Reliable tipster OnLeaks reinvigorated the rumor mill with a 3D 360-degree render that showcases the Pixel, giving everyone a good look from every corner.
Bell Canada Jumps The Gun
Ahead of the official unveiling, Bell Canada already published landing pages for the handsets with a hint of a release date, essentially confirming that Google will indeed take their wraps off on Oct. 4.
For the record, despite saying, "Order yours today," the smartphones aren't up for preorder yet.
Expected Specs And Pricing
To complete the roundup, here's a quick look at the expected specs and pricing: The Pixel is said to rock a 5-inch display with a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, while the Pixel XL will have a 5.5-inch screen with a 2,560 x 1,440 resolution.
Under the hood, both will house Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 and 4 GB worth of RAM, and for the mobile photography enthusiasts, they'll each sport a rear-facing 12-megapixel camera and a front-facing 8-megapixel shooter.
As mentioned earlier, they'll run on a special version of Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box.
Capacity-wise, they're allegedly going to be available in configurations with 32 GB and 128 GB of default storage.
The Pixel is reportedly going to pack in a 2,770 mAh battery. Meanwhile, the Pixel XL is believed to be fitted with a larger 3,450 mAh cell.
Unfortunately, there's a chance that they won't be waterproof, but as a consolation of sorts, they could have an IP53 rating for dust and water resistance at the very least.
Regarding pricing, the base model of the smaller sibling is said to start out at $649.
Now that everything's cleared up, what do you think of all that's happened leading up to the big Oct. 4 event so far? Feel free to drop by our comments section below and let us know.
UPDATE: Carphone Warehouse leaks specs and renders of the Pixel and Pixel XL, confirming the battery sizes, camera configurations, display measurements, storage options and RAM. More than that, it appears that the two won't be powered by a Snapdragon 820 but a Snapdragon 821 instead.