New Pixel, Pixel XL renders showcase black and white variants, cases too
posted by Ben R. / Sep 18, 2016, 7:16 AM
As you may have gathered by now, the Google Pixel and Pixel XL will likely take the reigns from the very popular Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. Both devices, the latter in particular, proved popular with Nexus fans, and from what we've seen of the newer models' specs and features, these rebranded Pixel handsets could also be something to savor. Today, a new leak offers up a couple of Pixel XL renders, along with a few cases specific to both purported versions.
Where the Nexus 5X and 6P have largely dissimilar exteriors, the HTC-made Pixel series looks set to gain some uniformity. The non-XL version will naturally be the smaller of the pair, with a 5.2-inch display or thereabouts. The XL flavor, meanwhile, is expected to edge within phablet territory courtesy of a 5.5-inch panel.
The new leak of the larger model ties in nicely with the what we've hitherto seen, though interestingly, the white version clearly showcases a physical home button below the display. As seen above, the notion of a home button has not been expected of either Pixel model, right down to the very latest leak. Given that the lion's share of evidence points to there being no home button to speak of, we're taking this new sighting with a pinch of salt.
Then again, it should be noted that allied to the renders, a bunch of case leaks feature inserts that also illustrate a physical home button. Take a look through the gallery below of all the new shots, and be sure to have your say in the comments
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Galaxy iPixels :)
posted on Sep 18, 2016, 7:20 AM 11
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This is Google's "iPhone" . Should be good (hopefully) !
posted on Sep 18, 2016, 7:27 AM 1
I really hope there will be no physical home button on the front.
posted on Sep 18, 2016, 7:27 AM 13
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100% agree, I hate physical home buttons or even capacitive buttons, on screen is the future! Also I really doubt these are to be taken too seriously, I bought iPhone 6S cases from ebay a year ago and it say iPhone 6G LOL on the stock picture. Also makes no sense having a fingerprint reader at the back and a home button a lot with on screen buttons. But for the first time I see the HTC 10 similarities to the new Pixel line.
posted on Sep 18, 2016, 9:39 AM 3
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I agree with what you're saying, but he does have a point that there are some devices put there which rock on screen buttons, but still retain a big bezel without speakers. I think Samsung minimizes the bezels pretty well while still implementing capacitive touch buttons.
posted on Sep 18, 2016, 1:19 PM 0
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I don't think they would add a physical home button...
posted on Sep 18, 2016, 7:36 AM 9
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It is a shame I think this is fake, I would like a front finger print scanner...
posted on Sep 18, 2016, 7:46 AM 0
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The cases are real, but the dummy phone image is definitely fake. Why would there be a front AND rear fingerprint scanner neh?
posted on Sep 18, 2016, 8:03 AM 1
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If you go to the Android Forums, there's a big split between the bride who favor a front fingerprint scanner and those who favor a rear one. While I don't believe this at all, I had though awhile back something like this would appease both sides. Except then it tick off the bezel and front facing speaker crowds. Sometimes you just can't win. Although if they ever do have both front and rear fingerprint scanners on devices, I'd imagine the front will use the Qualcomm tech that allows the scanner to be part of the display.
posted on Sep 18, 2016, 8:15 AM 0
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Having used a 6P for almost a year and an iPhone 5S at work, I can see the appeal of both designs. The rear button makes much more sense when you're holding the phone, but none at all on a table. Front scanner, reverse that. I just wonder, after Google went all in rear scanner last year, if they would acknowledge that.
posted on Sep 18, 2016, 11:38 AM 1
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I'm thinking even the cases are fake. The explanation all along is Google/HTC was going along with the "two-tone" effect on the back because that's where all the sensors are (a la the 6P bar). Wouldn't make sense to cover those up with a case. Could also be a bad case design, not the first time that has happened.
posted on Sep 18, 2016, 11:13 PM 0
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