It's official: October 4th will be Google Pixel day

After a spate of recent leaks pertaining to its upcoming Pixel smartphone series, Google's official YouTube channel has just dropped a teaser video that confirms an October 4th announcement. As you'd expect, the clip doesn't give too much away, though the numerous sightings of both models over the past few hours offer glimpses of what can be expected. 

Amid the torrent of recent sightings, there's been some less encouraging news with regards to the price point of Google's Pixel duo. It was previously thought that the larger Pixel XL would arrive at $649, and the less-expensive smaller Pixel would subsequently be cheaper. It now looks like the standard Pixel's starting price could be as high as $649 at entry level, which would come as a slap of cold water to the faces of current Nexus fans. 

The Big G's new clip is simply entitled 'Oct. 4', and the video's description links to a splash page that we've linked to at the source. There's not much else to tell for now, except for the fact that said gathering will take place in San Francisco from 8 a.m. 

As we count down the days, you can keep track of all Pixel-related goings on through our rumor review page.


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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)
Pixel
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2770 mAh(26h talk time)

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46 Comments

1. jbash

Posts: 345; Member since: Feb 07, 2011

Saw it on Monday Night Football. Nice prime time spot to reveal

19. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Finally! Been waiting ages for Google to market to the mainstream crowd Also rumors of $650 for the Pixel too, finally no excuses for Google!

26. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

These things happen every year.. New phone leak comes out and we all complain to no end then after the release, we all shut up (except haters/trolls) then when next year comes around, we all complain how the previous phone was the most beautiful thing since the monalisa!, saying the new leak is ugly. Rinse repeat. Can't wait to see this phones being praised by this time next year, saying how its miles better than the new leak and how its being the best thing since ethanol.

38. llk171

Posts: 95; Member since: Mar 31, 2013

No way that I will pay $650 for that garbage.

37. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Even with this price, if Google gives this thing the attention that Apple gives its iPhones and gives it the superb camera that we think it will, I could definitely see myself going for this via Google financing. I look forward to the 5" version, provided the screen to body ratio is 70% or more. I plan on the higher capacity one as well, as Google likely won't include an microSD card. As long as it has average to slightly above average battery life and a relatively bug-free UI, this'll be a win.

2. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Well...ok then. October 4th can't get here soon enough.

20. Scott93274

Posts: 6031; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I'm really excited about what Google has in store... and at the same time, really concerned about the price. I just hope that their marketing is strong enough to catch the interest of your typical Apple/Samsung crowd.

41. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

I have the same concerns. If this phone is a disappointment, I'm not sure what I will do in terms of upgrading. I'm not really interested in anything else.

3. IAMBLCKJ3ZUS

Posts: 401; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

I take it back after seeing this warm invite and the phone in black instead of ugly white I will wait. They still need to lower the price their creeping up to the same price as my Note 7 and there no way google built a swiss Air Force knife like the Note 7.

5. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

I agree..... Half @$$ screen, no dual speakers, half @$$ battery life OK camera, small @$$ screen, great software. Had it come in a 5.7 screen I would have replaced my Nexus 5, and Nexus 6 O.G. For it. I passed for the Note 7...... Great battery, super screen, great camera, sometimes buggy software. For the screen, size battery life and camera I feel that I will be better off with the extra cost over this over priced equipment..... In my opinion..... OK It's like the note 6og in reverse...... Smaller screen higher price...... No dual speakers....... Google needs to find its own way...... Seems like a Apple wannabe to me.

8. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Phone manufacturers set the price of their phones. You have the option of either buying it or not buying it. That's the extent of the relationship. There are phones at lower price points you can purchase if you don't like the rumored price of the phone.

43. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

In case you were responding to me it says that I chose to spend 200.00 more for the Note 7 over this over priced junk........ That's my choice and my opinion.... As you said I didn't have to buy it, and I did not. I over paid for the Nexus 6, but no way will I go half ass just for fast updates, and mediocre equipment. I would be paying more for a smaller screen ugly design with an apple home button...... Ew

17. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

What? The 6P had a AMOLED second only the the Note 5, one of the best cameras (still the best at low light, even after almost a year) The Pixel will probably have the HTC 10's class leading dual speakers Battery life remains to be seen, could be better than the SD820 Note7 as it has the more efficient SD821

39. llk171

Posts: 95; Member since: Mar 31, 2013

HTC hasn't produced a great smartphone in 10 years.

45. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Minor correction: the 6P has a great screen once you switch it to sRGB mode in developer options. Should be standard if you ask me, not buried.

23. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

And even the iphone (7plus) you speak of has the best screen ever on a mobile device, dual speakers, a first class software, monster battery life, incredible camera.. Just putting it out there!

28. IT-Engineer

Posts: 530; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

I have to agree with you about the white one. It's too ugly with those bezels on the top and bottom. I'm very happy with my Nexus 5x which I bought on discount for 200$ two weeks ago. And the Nougat update is just sweet especially with doze on the go. They battery is so much better now.

4. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016

What the heck was that?

18. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

The Google search bar morphing into the Pixel phone Pretty clever actually IMO

44. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Would have been more clever if we hadn't all been using Google search bars on phones for the past 5-7 years.

6. fyah_king unregistered

I just want loud nice sounding speakers.

14. xocomaox

Posts: 200; Member since: Dec 14, 2015

Those are some pretty low expectations. I mean, that's it?

48. bassembm

Posts: 143; Member since: Dec 27, 2015

+1 my G4 has a nice one too

13. TrackPhoneUser

Posts: 256; Member since: Oct 21, 2015

Hope it goes on sale the following week

30. Derekjeter

Posts: 1464; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I hope they sell it the same day. Please!!!

16. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Don't pricey (included VAT) like iPhone please, I am very excited about this phone.;( (Ignore the Nexus 6P.)

24. Derekjeter

Posts: 1464; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Can't wait! It's time to set my beast Nexus 6p to rest and get the new Android beast. Best Android phone of 2016 coming October 4th.

25. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Err, from the leaks, it'll have lidentical specs like phones that came out in early 2016.. So, Why would you choose this phone over say htc 10, s7e, note7, g5, Moto Z, ip7/ip7+? Just curious!!!

27. Derekjeter

Posts: 1464; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I'll choose a Nexus over any Samsung that has TW. I have a Iphone 7 plus as my work phone and my Nexus 6p as my personal. Nexus has always been the best Android experience for me. I'm used to getting my OS updates with out carrier interference. Nexus might have the same specs but the lag from every other Android OEM phone is horrible. I don't care who you are and what you have to say about it, even the all mighty Note 7 lagged a lot! Even my iPhone 7 lags. I'm a power user and the Nexus 6p has been the one with less lag. Samsung boy spare me your "My Note 7 doesn't lag" " No lag since the Note 4". ALL phones lag.

35. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

How come iPhone 7 lag?! O.O

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