Google this year is expected to launch a new series – Pixel – instead of its Nexus series. Now the alleged Google Pixel series devices have been spotted on Geekbench website.
As per the listing, the devices have 4GB of RAM. The processor though is a mystery but it seems to be from Qualcomm and clocked at 1.59 GHz. A lot of rumours suggests that Google will introduce Snapdragon 821 in both the devices. Contrary to that, GSM Arena happens to go with the Snapdragon 820 (2nd Version) which is said to improve performance and battery optimisation.
Another confirmation is that both Google Pixel and Pixel XL will run on Android 7.1 Nougat which will be a minor yet important update over Android 7.0. The updates is said to bring some minor bug fixes and Google’s own Nexus/Pixel launcher. Further this update, the OS is also likely to come with better Google Now integration which reports suggest that will be limited to Google devices only. So this year we might see Google’s own Android Nougat.
Concluding the previous rumours, Pixel (codenamed : Sailfish) will be the smaller of the two with 5.2 inch screen and Pixel XL (codenamed: Marlin) will be the larger one with 5.5 inch screen. Both the phones are manufactured by HTC even though they will have Google branding this time.
Another report on GSM Arena reveals the possible cases/covers for both the phones with abnormally wide camera holes which might be an indication of implementing dual cameras. Well, that is being too ambitious as the case manufacturer is not authentic and no such rumour came out up till now. Nevertheless, a dual camera in Nexus (sorry Pixel) devices will be welcomed given it performs on par with other flagships.