Leaked Google Pixel and Pixel XL photos show white versions of the two phones

Leaked Google Pixel and Pixel XL photos show white versions of the two phones
Earlier today, we reported about a Nest commercial that may have showcased - for a few seconds - one of Google's yet-to-be-announced Pixel handsets. Now, it looks like we can see not just one, but both upcoming Pixel phones, which are expected to be announced sometime soon, possibly in October.

As you may have heard, Google is seemingly getting ready to release a regular Pixel (sporting a 5-inch 1080p display), and a Pixel XL (with a larger, high-res 5.5-inch Quad HD screen). Assuming that the leaked images included below are genuine, the two upcoming Google smartphones look very alike, differing only in size. The devices have rear cameras with LED flashes, round fingerprint scanners on the back, USB Type-C ports at the bottom, and power and volume buttons on the right side.

It's said that both the Pixel and Pixel XL are manufactured by HTC and are made out of metal (aluminum), though there's a portion on the rear (housing the camera and fingerprint scanner) that appears to be made out of glass.

According to previous rumors, the Pixel and Pixel XL are powered by Snapdragon 820 processors, and will likely run Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box. Mind you, these won't be the world's first phones to ship with Nougat, as this honor is reserved to the LG V20.

Prices for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL could start at $649 (unlocked), but we really hope that this isn't true.

Related phones

  • 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)
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. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

How about Black Onyx? Google, just release it - already!

3. Awalker

Posts: 1986; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I think there's three colors - Black, blue and silver. The silver and possibly blue have white fronts while the black version has a black front.

14. Rafishant

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

Ignoring the back fingerprint scanner, They both look like cheap iPhone clones. Damn! Google is now copying Apple in design, form factor, and surprisingly pricing!!!.

17. Awalker

Posts: 1986; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Minus the glass on nearly half of the back it looks like an HTC 10. The front looks like an iPhone because it's white. I have a 6P and 5X and both would probably look like an iPhone if they had white fronts.

37. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Design cues of iphone were taken from HTC M8. Apple hired a designer from HTC for the design of ip6. This is the reason that iphone look like a copy of pixel phone and HTC M10.

39. Chidoro

Posts: 168; Member since: Sep 20, 2016

IPhone 6 looks more like their ipod touch which came out in 2012. Just saying

33. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Sounds like Xperia XZ colours.... Actually is Black, White and Red.

2. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Hmmm... Interesting design

4. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Still worried that next year's nexus might not cone with a 5.7" screen. I'll shut up about it if someone has a rumour on it being 5.7"

5. maherk

Posts: 7007; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I hate the design, the front looks like an iPhone 6, and the back looks like they were torn between going with the 6s or the 4s design. I expect more from HTC.

7. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Not really hating but it does look like there will be a front home button and a fingerprint at the back. Which makes no sense to me at all. Also pricing will be steep, 649 for the normal Pixel.

10. maherk

Posts: 7007; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I was hoping for an HTC 10 like google device, not this

25. Subie

Posts: 2415; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Doesn't make sense to me either. The photos presented here seam to have that part of the front blurred out for some reason. It's still possible that it's their new branding that they are hiding. Guess we'll know for sure in October.

26. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I smell a Verizon tramp stamp incoming :D.

27. Subie

Posts: 2415; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Now your just tempting fate bro :)

32. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

There are almost always blurred out spots on photos of unreleased devices. Usually it's the mark or barcode or whatever that designates who's device it is. They blur it out so the company (in this case Google) can't identify who leaked the photos. I seriously doubt there's anything under the blurred out spot that is of any consequence to the consumer.

11. Awalker

Posts: 1986; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

The front looks like the iPhone because it's white. With the Nexus line the front was always black but they're changing it up now. The back looks like any HTC device from their "M" line of phones.

6. devsabhi44

Posts: 15; Member since: May 31, 2015

Oct 4th is Pixel n Pixel XL launch!!

8. Babadook

Posts: 230; Member since: May 24, 2016

Think the black version looks fine (though the bezels big for no reason). But the price is worrisome. Fugg


Posts: 432; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

This design is not worth the price I'm pretty sure it will be good but only 2yr updates $650? Might be time grab my 950 and get hp elite x3 windows 10 mobile.

12. wafflemuncherr

Posts: 23; Member since: May 29, 2013

Was looking forward to ditching iOS and upgrading to one of the new Google phones, but for them to go from something as elegant as the 6P to this? Not really digging this design at all. Guess that's off my list

29. Luuthian

Posts: 332; Member since: Sep 09, 2011

Yeeeep... Feels more than a little lame. If this is what Google's in house design team is coming up with, they need to rethink a few things.

13. Epicness1o1

Posts: 309; Member since: May 30, 2013

gg wp

15. lyndon420

Posts: 6868; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Oh my trusty Nexus 6...you've become even more precious to me now. This Pixel crap makes me want to hurl all over Google's front lawn. You better make me proud next year Google.

16. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

It's not that bad though. My Nexus 6 is great and all......but I got that itch!

18. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

This design looks gross... what a letdown. I hope it's like the 6p as I was critical of its design and when I held it in my hands it looked/felt great. Now let's get the price right Google!

19. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

I remember people were saying the same thing about the Nexus 6p last year and it turned out to be a great phone. Likewise I think this phone will be good once seen in person.

20. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

No wireless charging?

21. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016

The front better not look like that cause that thing looks ugly, they gotta come with little sensores and led notifications and s**t. Gotta make a phone look beautiful inside and out.

22. nodes

Posts: 1163; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

dang, Nexus 6P looks miles better.

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