New Pixel, Pixel XL renders showcase black and white variants, cases too

New Pixel, Pixel XL renders showcase black and white variants, cases too
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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46 Comments

1. manojmcn

Posts: 634; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Galaxy iPixels :)

4. Myphoneisonfire

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 05, 2016

This is Google's "iPhone" . Should be good (hopefully) !

5. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Good god no, it will be Google's phone, there is no need to gimp a phone like Apple does.

36. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

Oh man, he makes every sense.

35. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

s**t. You are god damn right, buddy.

2. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Looks like the HTC 10. I like it.

3. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I really hope there will be no physical home button on the front.

13. bangkoktomboy

Posts: 70; Member since: Jun 29, 2015

Yeah really hope they remove that stupid home button and keep the front facing stereo speakers as usual.

20. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

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.

22. fyah_king unregistered

On screen sucks, because you lose like .3in of screen real estate when surfing the web.

26. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

You can always choose to have immersive mode on the browser.

32. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Probably he don't know how useful onscreen button was

44. vincelongman

Posts: 5718; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Or disable on screen buttons and use pie controls (lmt launcher)

37. lyndon420

Posts: 6818; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Oh the horror lol. But at least they disappear when looking at pics, videos and playing games. Capacitive buttons can't do that.

40. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Off screen buttons suck, because you gain like .3in of bezel. Educate yourself on "immersive mode", and stop crying about on screen controls.

42. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

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.

47. Punchy506

Posts: 129; Member since: Jan 10, 2016

My bezel is less than the g 3/4/5, moto, x pure, play, g4, sony z3/4/5, x, nexus 4,5,6,5x,6p.

48. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

You have no phone according to your profile.... which now that I think about it would make your statement accurate, though irrelevant.

31. madmikepr

Posts: 138; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

Hope that too and replace it with front facings speakers

43. Rocket

Posts: 669; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

if it has a home button ill get it for sure :)

6. Takeharu

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

This is fake af.

7. squishypanda8

Posts: 46; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

I don't think they would add a physical home button...

38. lyndon420

Posts: 6818; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Me neither. It could be a dreaded fp scanner.

8. tezzz

Posts: 24; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

It is a shame I think this is fake, I would like a front finger print scanner...

11. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

The cases are real, but the dummy phone image is definitely fake. Why would there be a front AND rear fingerprint scanner neh?

14. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

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.

34. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

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.

50. fiji.siv

Posts: 95; Member since: Nov 25, 2015

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.

9. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Fake.

10. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Can we please stop using "phablet" to describe anything with a 5.5" screen? Between the Moto Z line and S7 Edge, it's positively midsize these days.

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