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Google Pixel and Pixel XL (Sailfish/Marlin) to flaunt the same Sony-made front and back cameras

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Google Pixel and Pixel XL (Sailfish/Marlin) to flaunt the same Sony-made front and back cameras

Upcoming HTC-made “ex-Nexus” phones Pixel and Pixel XL, previously known by their codenames —Sailfish and Marlin respectively — will reportedly flaunt the same Sony-branded front and back shooters.

As we recently reported, the Google Pixel XL was tipped to sport a Sony IMX378 sensor in its rear-facing camera — a slight upgrade over last year’s 12 MP IMX377 sensors found on the backs of the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X — and an 8 MP Sony IMX179 sensor in its selfie shooter — the same one that powered the main camera of the Nexus 5 in 2013. Now, notorious HTC leak-meister LlabTooFeR claims that the same Sony-made CMOS sensors will supposedly make an appearance on the Pixel XL, will also be featured in its smaller sibling, the Google Pixel.

According to LlabTooFeR, the IMX378 will be a 12 MP sensor, just like last year’s IMX377, but a slight upgrade is to be expected, though, we are still not sure what it might entail. Тhe rumor mill is keeping mum on the matter, but here's hoping!

The Google Pixel and Pixel XL are expected to be unveiled at this year’s Google conference in San Francisco, on October 4. For the full rumor scoop on the upcoming HTC-made phones, check out our hefty rumor round-up:

source: LlabTooFeR (1), (2) via Reddit

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posted on 05 Sep 2016, 07:50

1. shield (Posts: 555; Member since: 12 Sep 2015)

Pixel and Pixel XL ugly design, Big frames, N 5X and N 6P is better.

posted on 05 Sep 2016, 08:14 8

6. maple_mak (banned) (Posts: 953; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)

Pixel XL design haven't leaked yet and you said ugly? Wow.

posted on 05 Sep 2016, 21:14

18. zeeBomb (Posts: 2304; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)

Holy shiz. Fr where is Tyrionnthewise? Did he bailout?

posted on 05 Sep 2016, 07:55 2

2. Tom5521 (banned) (Posts: 41; Member since: 04 Sep 2016)

Is it only me or all the lagdroid manufacturers just want the iPhone 7 to sell more?
Samsung with their explsive device and now the nexus with this ugly design.

posted on 05 Sep 2016, 08:14 7

4. Scott93274 (Posts: 5577; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)

Well, Apple can use all the help it can get, it's got a shrinking market share... and zero hype built up with their iPhone 7. Their share will be in the single digits before too long. Heck, the world's third-largest market is 97% Android. It's like when a real athlete willingly lets the handicapped kid score a goal so they can feel better about themselves.

There's near no hype for this iPhone release, everyone's saying that aside from a bump in performance, there's no reason to buy the iPhone 7. The last conference Apple held where they showed off all the system updates... half of the new features where with iMessanger. Even the co-founder of Apple is in love with a Nexus phone.

And you seem to forget that Apple's iPhone history is riddled with numerous defects and issues, batteries being amongst them as well as their current repulsive design, the iPhone 5 was much nicer...

posted on 05 Sep 2016, 08:32 3

8. Finalflash (Posts: 3576; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)

WHAO whao buddy, there IS hype for the new iPhone. Its coming in black.....BLACK....Clearly you haven't been paying attention to the rumors. The revolution will be televised this time....just like last time....and the time before....

posted on 05 Sep 2016, 08:39 2

9. Scott93274 (Posts: 5577; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)

Oh, what a fool am I! Forgive me, good sir, for I was blind. But now you have shown me the light, and I have seen the error in my ways!!! BLACK!, the new iPhone will be in BLACK! I must shout it from the mountaintops for all the world to hear!

posted on 05 Sep 2016, 20:02

17. AlikMalix (unregistered)

You guys are Funny, but you guys are making way to much of a big deal about a rumored color (emphasis on RUMOR).

posted on 05 Sep 2016, 08:14

5. Awalker (Posts: 1703; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)

Other than the big ass bezels on the front I like the design.

posted on 05 Sep 2016, 09:26

13. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1544; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)

Is It only me that notice way too many new accounts just to troll on Samsung artcles? (after the explosion incident to be exact )

And is it only me that feels all these are the same person behind the keyboard?
(if so, these people seriously need to get a life and some frndz and may be a chick Lol)

posted on 06 Sep 2016, 08:33

19. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

Talk about living under a rock. Someone please hand this troll an Android phone, so he can see why it's the world's best OS. He said lagdroid!!! hahahahahahaha

What is this 2009? We are closer to 2017 & this guy is still with the "lag"...


Ohh and Samsung is a quality company. They will fix the exploding battery issue. They own up to their problems unlike Apple...

posted on 05 Sep 2016, 08:13

3. Fona13A (unregistered)

Jesus, I remember when Nexus devices were elegant, I found the 5X and 6P flavored outside the aesthetic distinctiveness that their predecessors had. The original Nexus 5 and Galaxy Nexus blow that design out of the water.

posted on 05 Sep 2016, 08:17

7. Scott93274 (Posts: 5577; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)

The Nexus 5 was very nice, the Galaxy Nexus on the other hand.... Yeah, that design grew old, fast. But really though, I don't get everyone's issue with the design of a phone. 90% of the time people have their phones in cases where you simply do not see the back. Do you hold off on buying a television because of the way the back looks? No, because no one ever sees the back.

posted on 05 Sep 2016, 08:42

10. Babadook (Posts: 214; Member since: 24 May 2016)

I want Marlin so bad. Just hope the overall size of the phone isn't too large...

posted on 05 Sep 2016, 08:46

11. Scott93274 (Posts: 5577; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)

Well, I think it's reported to be a 5.5" display so it should be at least a little smaller than last year's Nexus 6P. I personally think that 5.2" to 5.5" is the sweet spot for smartphones, assuming their bezels aren't ginormous.

posted on 05 Sep 2016, 09:02

12. Babadook (Posts: 214; Member since: 24 May 2016)

Yeah I would be even happier if it turned out to be 5.2! That's one of the few things I love about my Moto X 2014, 5.2 with extremely small bezels!

But it's basically confirmed to be 5.5, so I'm hoping the bezels are minimal!

posted on 05 Sep 2016, 15:25 1

15. Phonefan99 (Posts: 4; Member since: 20 Jun 2016)

Some has one major thing going for it over Android.
Sound processing on iPhones is Superior.
I love my Nexus 6P.
But the Overall sound quality is lacking in voice calls and music quality sound.
Sent my old 32 GB back to Amazon , they have me a full refund bought the 64 GB MODEL saved a few bucks. Still had the muffled sound issue.
I'll probably return this one and get the new Nexus if it isn't too ugly.

posted on 05 Sep 2016, 15:26

16. Phonefan99 (Posts: 4; Member since: 20 Jun 2016)

Apple I mean lol

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