New Google Pixel photo seemingly reveals the phone's Android 7.1 Nougat UI

While Google has already made it pretty clear that it's going to announce new smartphones next week, on October 4, it didn't provide any details on the upcoming devices. Nevertheless, we've already heard that there should be two handsets unveiled next week, one called Google Pixel, and another one called Google Pixel XL.

Evan Blass (better known as @evleaks) and Venture Beat can now "confirm" that the Pixel and Pixel XL will indeed be introduced on October 4. What's more, Evan Blass revealed a photo that shows the Google Pixel - which will be the smaller among the two new phones, sporting a 5-inch 1080p display (instead of the 5.5-inch Quad HD screen of the Pixel XL).

As you can see on the left, the Pixel has a UI that differs slightly from what we can currently see on Android 7.0 Nougat, including a G(oogle) widget, and redesigned navigation keys (they're full instead of hollow). That's because the handset will likely be shipped with Android 7.1 Nougat, which hasn't been announced.

Mind you, the front is the rather dull side of the Google Pixel. Its back is quite interesting, though, allegedly including a glass-made portion at the top, where the rear camera and fingerprint sensor should reside.

Both the Pixel and Pixel XL are reportedly manufactured by HTC, looking identical (save for the size), and sharing most of their features: Snapdragon 820 or 821 CPU, 4 GB of RAM, 12 MP and 8 MP cameras (rear and front), and at least 32 GB of internal memory. The handsets are expected to be dust- and splash-resistant (IP53 certified).

It's said that prices for the Google Pixel could start at $649, while the Pixel XL will probably be even more expensive. Do you think you'll be interested in buying any of these upcoming Google phones?

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