More details about the new phones replacing Google’s Nexus line have emerged just ahead of the company’s big launch event tomorrow. Over the weekend, a trio of sites published — and then unpublished — images and product listings for Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, expected to make their debut October 4.
The phone details, listed online briefly by Canadian telcos Bell and Telus and by UK retailer Carphone Warehouse, show the 5-inch Pixel and 5.5-inch Pixel XL will be available in at least two colors — black and white — and appear positioned to compete against C
Both phones will feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 processor, a 12.3-megapixel camera and 4 GB of RAM, and will be available with either 32 GB or 128 GB of storage. Both will also run Google’s latest version of Android, 7.1 Nougat.
Google Assistant, Fast Charging
Rumors about what might replace Google’s Nexus line have been circulating since earlier this year, when the company brought on board former Motorola president Rick Osterloh to lead a new hardware division. Google released its first Nexus phone in 2010, and has partnered with several different original equipment manufacturers since then.
While the prematurely posted Pixel listings did not include price information for either the Pixel or Pixel XL, previous leaks have said the Pixel is likely to carry a price-tag of $649, which means the larger phone will probably cost even more.
Other specs revealed for the new phones show the Pixel will have a full-HD AMOLED, Gorilla Glass 4 display and a 2,770 mAH battery, while the Pixel XL will come with a QHD AMOLED Gorilla Glass 4 display and a 3,450 mAH battery. Images published on Carphone Warehouse show the phones will also feature a reversible USB Type-C charger that supports fast charging, delivering “up to 7…