New Pixel and Pixel XL renders offer a peek at a possible gold variant

We've been tailing the Google Pixel and Pixel XL for a while now and after a deluge of leaks through September, the wait is almost over. Ahead of the expected reveal next Tuesday at the Big G's confirmed showcase, we're likely to encounter a few of the typical last-ditch leaks. To whet appetites of tech fans far and wide, one designer has dropped a set of eye-catching renders that imagine the probable design in a variety of different shades.

Having seen press renders and leaks of the devices from various angles, we can be tentatively sure of the overall design. So far, we expect the Pixel and Pixel XL to be flaunted in black and white and perhaps even blue, but what about gold? Russian site Rozetked has shared some very appealing renders of Google's next-gen handsets which, while in alignment with what we've seen so far, offer a few different perspectives and angles.

Bear in mind that what you see in the gallery below is just the view of a talented artist. The final design is likely to be similar (albeit with the rear camera on the other side of the devices), but we won't know for absolute certain until Google makes its big announcement.

With the curtain soon to close on the rumor mill, you can keep up with the very latest Pixel info in our rumor round-up. In the meantime, take a look through the renders and be sure to have your say in the comments.

source: Rozetked via 9to5Google

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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)
  • 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)



1. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I prefer this video render with chamfered edges and slimmer bezels: This one here merely looks like an iPhone knockoff...hope they're not the real deal.

3. xocomaox

Posts: 202; Member since: Dec 14, 2015

No, just someone doing a mock up from recent leaks.

4. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Yep, this current leaks of the new Nexuses has many people complaing about ths bezels. I'll be disappoint if the Pixel phones bezels looks anywhere near this alleged leaks!

18. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 930; Member since: May 07, 2014

Nexus 6P was a much better-looking phone.. These renders look like some 2014 midranger

2. max1c

Posts: 103; Member since: Oct 11, 2014

God that's ugly. These phones can't compete the iPhone and GS7. At least not in the looks department.

10. Unordinary unregistered

I think they look great. Good thing opinions are subjective.

24. KParks23

Posts: 740; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

I agree I really like the looks in what we've seen so far, only one I don't like is the white glass one!

21. iC-118

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

It sure dam looks ugly like the ip6s and the HTC 10.

5. Babadook

Posts: 230; Member since: May 24, 2016

Camera is on the wrong side....

11. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Hmm..... I think you might be right, I guess the simplest solution would be to turn the phone on its right side instead of left.... Yeah, I just tried it with my phone, still feels weird.

6. Subie

Posts: 2430; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

These new renders show the camera lens on the right side on the back of the phone. I really doubt this will be the actual design.

7. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Looks pretty good to me! But for those that say it looks like an iPhone, how about all those htc phones that were also metal? Lmao being that this is a htc made device I think it looks like an HTC phone just saying. But all metal phones look the same as this point and that's not a bad thing. If the price is right I'll probably pick one up. I must say though I love my Note 7 so in order for me to make the switch this will have to be a total killer device.

8. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Where is the red?

9. Fona13A unregistered

I would like a dark steel blue since Apple totally ditched that one without a second thought.

17. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I'd like to see one in Best Buy blue like they did for the HTC One M7and M8. That glass/plastic section needs to be masked though IMO.

12. htcisthebest

Posts: 438; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

These colors are bad-looking and boring. I want the handset in Really Blue!!

15. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

What's the difference between Blue and Really Blue? Lol

13. Chuck007

Posts: 1416; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

I like how Google's phones will be more Moto like than current gen Moto phones.

14. fonelover

Posts: 255; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

That biscuit color phone looks nice.

19. monoke

Posts: 1197; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Glad they moved on from that humongous vertical 'nexus' insignia. That looked so cheezy to me.

20. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

i'm not feeling the design. It is like a toy.

23. combatmedic870

Posts: 986; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

I actually like the back design. To each there own. I think the pixels look good. If the have a 821, I will probably buy one.

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