The first phone by Google, the HTC-made Nexus One was released over 6 years ago. After 7 phones made in collaboration with other manufacturers such as Samsung, LG, Motorola, and Huawei; Google is going back to their first partner to release not one, but two phones which will also have new names, the Pixel and Pixel XL.
With a launch scheduled for October 4, the Pixel and Pixel XL will be the beginning of a new era of smartphones made by Google.
Lately, we have been getting leaks, renders, and sightings of the new phones which is not unusual. Today we have new renders showing the front-facing panels of both devices. The renders have been provided by a parts dealer in Hong Kong who has also revealed their screen sizes. The Pixel’s panel is 4.99 inches while that of the XL comes in at 5.46 inches. This means the Motorola-made Nexus 6 is still the largest phone from Google with a massive 5.9” display.
Keeping the Pixel XL at 5.5” also makes sense if the rumour about a new Nexus/Pixel 7 tablet made by Huawei is true. The info leaked by Evan Blass, mentions that the tablet will sport 4GB of RAM. While Google doesn’t activate call capabilities on their tablet, we can’t rule out the possibility of that happening now and if that happens, people (especially outside of Europe and North America) might be inclined to pick that over a Pixel XL that is larger than 5.5”.
Both phones will launch with the new version of android which is already available on eligible nexus devices. The new phones will also support Google’s VR platform tagged Daydream.