There's currently an on-going promotion on Verizon's listing for Google's self-branded flagships, the Pixel and the Pixel XL. But an interesting tidbit has been dug up recently, alluding to the availability of 256 GB Pixel and Pixel XL models in the pipeline from the Big Red.
256 GB Pixel And Pixel Models From Verizon?
Users who clicked the "Learn More" button under Verizon's "Our best phones for as low as $10 [per] month" headline were taken to a table that lists 256 GB Pixel and Pixel XL models for $18.33 per month.
However, the said models could have simply been a typographical error, since Verizon has seemingly reused the figures from the iPhone page. Simply put, Verizon probably wasn't able to edit the figures in order to fit the specifications of the Pixel and Pixel XL. Tough luck for those who desire for a Pixel handset with much beefier storage.
As further proof, Droid Life was able to speak with a representative from Verizon who suggests that the listing may have just been a plain mistake, since there aren't currently 256 GB Pixel and Pixel XL model in the works, as far as the company is concerned. There goes your chance.
Google Pixel And Pixel XL Specs
The Pixel and the Pixel XL are Google's first phone after dropping the Nexus branding. Google bills it as the first Google-made phone from its roster, although much of its manufacturing was HTC's handiwork. The job order reportedly could have been Huawei's to fulfill, but it had a falling out with Google after encountering some differences.
The two devices, boasting top-tier specs for a top-tier price, hold a minor disparities, predominantly with the display size. The base Pixel comes with a 5-inch AMOLED 1080p display, against the Pixel XL's 5.5-inch AMOLED Quad HD display. The two models' batteries also differ: the Pixel has a 2,770 mAh battery under the hood, while the Pixel XL boasts a significantly higher-capacity one at 3,450 mAh. Both of these batteries feature Quick Charge 3.0 support, and are non-removable.
Both models use a 2.15 GHz 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chip, partnered with an Adreno 530 GPU for graphics performance. Both handsets have 4 GB of DDR4 RAM and may come in 32 or 128 GB configurations, although there's no means to nudge the memory beyond that since the models don't support expandable storage.
On the back is a 12.3-megapixel shooter that's scored the highest of any camera phone by DxOMark's standards. Meanwhile, on the front of both phones is an 8-megapixel camera. The rear shooter can record 4K video, while the front shooter can record 1080p video.
The Pixel starts at $649 while the Pixel XL starts at a steep price of $769. Prices go up for 128 GB models, logically. The phones come in a few wackily named colors: Quite Black, Very silver, and Really Blue.
Judging by their spec sheet alone, the Pixel handsets are quite excellent Android smartphones, although they're both not without their slew of problems.
Is 128 GB not enough for the Pixel and the Pixel XL? Do you wish there was a 256 GB model, as well? Feel free to sound off in the comments section below.