Latest Pixel, Pixel XL renders reveal the front panels of both devices

Latest Pixel, Pixel XL renders reveal the front panels of both devices
On October 4th, Google is expected to begin a new era by introducing the Pixel and Pixel XL. The handsets are both made by HTC, and will replace the Nexus branded stock Android handsets. In a way, this takes us back full circle. The very first Nexus handset, the Nexus One, was manufactured by HTC in early 2010. We've seen a number of renders showing the back of both Pixel models, Today, we have some new renders revealing the front panels of both devices.

The source of the images, a parts dealer in Hong Kong, says that the Pixel's screen weighs in at 4.99-inches, while the Pixel XL measures 5.46-inches. Both models have a two-tone back with a fingerprint scanner underneath the rear camera. The pair are expected to be the first smartphones in the states to contain the Snapdragon 821 chipset, and just the other day we passed along a rumor that the Pixel XL (not sure if it is the 32GB or 128GB model) will be priced at $649.

Check out images of what is said to be the Pixel and Pixel XL front panels by clicking on the slideshow below.


via Winfuture.de (translated)

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55 Comments

1. GreenMan

Posts: 2667; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

An ugly duckling with a cute bottom...? Why? WHY...??? I demand to know...

3. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

*cough* iPhone *cough* The pot calling the kettle black.

44. vincelongman

Posts: 5555; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

BTW for anyone curious about bezel sizehttp://imgur.com/a/Jhflm While not great, they are smaller than last year's Nexus, not as bad as originially thought

58. Sakeem

Posts: 853; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Interesting. That's why I can't wait for a real picture instead of renders. Thanks for this.

61. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Thanks for the photos! The Pixel XL are smaller than 6/7 plus!

63. madmikepr

Posts: 138; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

No front speakers f... U HTC

2. vincelongman

Posts: 5555; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Looking good! Cant wait to see the camera

4. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Me too! :D

20. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

don't wait not gonna beat the s7/edge

21. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

I need experience newest Android, that's why. :/

30. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Stock Android is boring, IMO. But I too will want to experience the stock Android, just know how good is the work Google has put into it.

36. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Stock Android are most likely the iOS! No bloatware, no heavily customized by OEM and it will give you smoothest and simple experiences. ;D I also gonna try Samsung phones like Note 7 or S8, but (say seriously)slow Android update and no money yet. :/ By the way I prefer Android update because I am programmer, and I want to know how the Android Complier improved.

37. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Boring? Stock android does its job perfectly: it has all the features that most people need without being overly complicated, and at the same time can be customized if you want. If you leave it as stock (no root, no messing with the kernel etc) it's stable and always updated. A phone, for most users, is not a videogame, it has to "just work", that's why the iphone is so successful despite being boring itself and even less customizable than Android.

48. iliketech

Posts: 78; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

agreed

25. vincelongman

Posts: 5555; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

The s7/edge's dual pixel sensor is far quicker But the 6P beats the s7/edge in low light Depending on your preferences, either could be better

32. Finalflash

Posts: 4049; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Dont know about that since the 6p beat the S6 when it came out so it's possible.

51. talha_16

Posts: 62; Member since: Oct 12, 2015

f**k outta here... Even the nexus 6p camera is better tha s7... it fails only in video

59. eclectified

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

Barney Stinson? IMPOSTER! The real Barney Stinson knows "new is always better". But seriously, this years Samsung cams are pretty freaking amazing.

9. piyath

Posts: 2443; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Better than Note 7....hih hih

13. guests

Posts: 196; Member since: Jun 19, 2016

and definitely better than your lame iphone 7/7+...

28. Foxgabanna

Posts: 561; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

Doubt it. The 7+ is an all around contender that can't be f**ked with in sales or real life performance. Try again.

15. kiko007

Posts: 7379; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Not too shabby :D.........

18. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Waiting for the Red colour Pixel back panel... If ugly I would buy the black one with matte black (not decided yet) iPhone 7 (of course need money first, lol). :D Oh wait, Dbrand!

19. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

my op3 will kick the pixel nuts!

22. Zylam

Posts: 1749; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Yes, I love simple fronts, the Hardware of a phone should be seemless, just a simple front and flat back. Come on google just get the camera and price right!!

24. perfectnine

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

Camera don't look like a problem since the 6p seemed to do very well :) since it is a HTC i doubt the price is going to be any cheap but at least it shouldnt break into 2 like the 6p right?

26. Zylam

Posts: 1749; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

That's the problem, HTC phones have the worst camera's, if this was made by LG, Sony or Samsung, the camera wouldn't be a worry but HTC has the worst camera's!

29. perfectnine

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

Htc has proven themselves with the 10 that they can make good cameras. However, it is unrelated because image software is provided by Google here and not HTC so your fears are unfounded.

39. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

that's not the case since they switched to the same Sony sensors that the others (samsung, moto, nexus...) are using, and the htc10 is on par with the others. I'm pretty sure that Google won't allow them to use a subpar sensor, they will probably use the same 12mp sony sensor that has done so well this year, or a refinement.

40. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5465; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

If the overall look and performance is good, I'm thinking of swapping my S7 Edge for the Pixel XL

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