Google Pixel XL dimensions revealed alongside 360-degree renders

Google Pixel XL dimensions revealed alongside 360-degree renders
It's no secret that Google is getting ready to announce two new smartphones on October 4. But these won't be Nexus phones, because Google wants to start anew with a Pixel family of handsets, which will likely include a 5-inch Pixel, and a 5.5-inch Pixel XL.

We've already seen various images depicting both the Pixel and Pixel XL, and today we can take another look at the latter, thanks to renders revealed by @OnLeaks (a reliable source). Reportedly, the renders are based on a factory CAD, so they should provide a pretty accurate representation of the real device.

According to @OnLeaks, the Google Pixel XL measures 154.72 x 75.74 x 7.3 mm, though it's up to 8.5 mm thick at the top - where the rear seems to be covered by a glass plate including the phone's fingerprint scanner and main camera. Obviously, this is a big device, though it's not larger than last year's Nexus 6P (159.3 x 77.8 x 7.3 mm), or the brand new iPhone 7 Plus (158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm).

Save for the glass portion at the top, the Pixel XL is supposedly made out of metal. You can check out a 360-degree view of the device in the video embedded below. 

Both the Pixel XL and Pixel will likely run Android 7.1 Nougat at launch. The handsets are expected to share most of their features, including Snapdragon 821 CPUs, 4 GB of RAM, and at least 32 GB of internal memory. The new Google phones could be released on (or soon after) October 4, for prices starting at $600 or more. For a closer look at the two devices, make sure to check out our Pixel and Pixel XL preliminary specs review and comparison.

source: @OnLeaks

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Pixel XL
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3450 mAh(32h talk time)



1. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

My goodness...that looks great. It makes me think about how great the iPhone would look if they trimmed those got damn bezels. Looks like this phone will take the second place spot in terms of looks, right behind that sexy Note 7.

4. Kumar123 unregistered

Android phone of the year for sure. Black one looks good. Black is the new black.

9. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Android Police says it's a very dark grey with black glass.

19. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

I saw that as well. Not sure I would like a two-toned colored phone. Let's see what happens.

68. dazed1

Posts: 800; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

No phone with crappy S820/821 can be phone of the year.

80. gendo

Posts: 54; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

Explain yourself. The 820 in my G5 is much better than the 808 in my G4. Regarding battery and speed. Of course 4 gigs of ram help.

26. vincelongman

Posts: 5693; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Agreed Also I'm happy they used a "teardrop" design (thicker at the top, thinner at the bottom, e.g. like the MacBook Air) Ideally it would be flat, but this is better than having a camera bump

30. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Good point.

28. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

It does look great on the video, was actually surprised it looked this good. And love the chamfered edges.

35. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

Agreed. I remember you mentioning you might pull the trigger on one upon release. Which size would you get?

60. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

XL for me. Since it will be replacing my Samsung S7 Edge. Currently use a Nexus 5X as well for work and love the smaller screen size. But wouldn't miss out on the big screen either. Would get the black version with the largest storage option, since I'll have to do without my sd card.

43. Bankz

Posts: 2543; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

yeah, love the chamfered edges too. But as for me, I might get the XL but tempted by the size of the regular pixel as asied the screen resolution there seems not to be that much of a difference between the two. Same camera, same storage, same speaker, same software and even the exact same design.

49. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

Good point. XL would be nice but I'm starting to miss smaller phones. Not too small, but in the 4.7" -5.2" range.

61. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Choices man, they suck sometimes haha. I like the real estate on bigger screens, but sometimes typing or just clicking on stuff is so much easier on a 5"ish screen. On the Nexus 5X I use for work, the smaller screen is so much handier when all I do on it, is message/email/projects & tasks. But for media/webbrowsing/gaming, the big screen rocks.

66. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Apparently your blind to the got damn bezels on this phone!

75. iC-118

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

it's ugly like the HTC M10, and iPhone6. Chamfered phones looks ugly.

89. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Only looks won't matter if it still Anyway iPhone is way more beautiful than this plastic crap.

94. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

First, wrong company (exploding) and second this is an aluminum case (plastic crap). Is reading comprehension dead?

91. wkm001

Posts: 145; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

Apple has no interest in making the best phone possible each year. That is what frustrates me the most. They plan out years of incremental iterations.

92. mahima

Posts: 730; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

yayyyy... iphone is still the reigning king of bezel...

99. tnuc2014

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 12, 2014

make that 3rd, behind the Honor 8

100. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

big bezels, especially on the sides.. and on screen buttons taking up too much of the 5.5" screen.. no thanks. Shrink the bezels and make it 5.8" and I'd consider it. Note 7 has by far the best design for a big screen phone right now.

3. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Not bad. This render makes it tough to see where the bezels begin and end, thus making the phone look like it has very minimal bezels. Keeping the hype meter down. Waiting for the facts on the 4th.

11. Feanor

Posts: 1365; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

There is more to design than minimising the bezels. I'm so fed up of listening to bezel obsessions, particularly now that the era of small top and bottom bezels has finished some 2-3 years ago (e.g. Samsung has been consistently increasing the bezels since the S5). Other than that, it looks like it will be a sexy smartphone.

18. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

I agree with you. Bezels don't bother me as much as other people. I was just remarking how this render makes them seem minimal. Based on the leaks, I'm almost sure I would purchase the XL. The facts on the 4th may keep me saving my money.

5. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Looks identical to an iPhone

10. sissy246

Posts: 7112; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Stupid...... If anything it looks a little like HTC and I mean just a little.

15. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The picture underneath the video shows how this is nothing but a carbon-copy off the iPhone 6.

29. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

it looks like the HTC 10.

38. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

...but it also looks like the iPhone.

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