New information about Google's Pixel and Pixel XL phones revealed by Verizon

We're less than 12 hours away from the reveal of Google's Pixel smartphones and we already know quite a bit of information about the handsets thanks to a couple of leaks coming from major carriers and retailer around the world.

The latest details come from none other than Verizon, the US-based carrier also known as the Big Red. By now, we've learned that Google Pixel and Pixel XL will be available in two color options: black and white.

However, Verizon adds one more color into the mix, which means the Pixel phones will be released in at least three colors: blue, black and white. The carrier also confirmed that customers will be able to choose from the 32GB and 128GB versions of the Pixel and Pixel XL.

One other piece of information revealed by Verizon is a new feature called Google Magic, which was briefly mentioned by Carphone Warehouse over the weekend as well. Now, we don't know much about Google Magic, but it's likely to be an improved version of the Google Assistant. We'll most likely learn more about it later today when Google is supposed to go official with both Pixel smartphones.

Google Pixel and Pixel XL were listed at Verizon recently, but the carrier pulled both phones from its website. Luckily, not before someone took some screenshots of the phones and the information that we're presenting you today.

The listing at Verizon also mentions that both Pixel smartphones will benefit from “productivity, performance built for business, strengthened security.” If that's what you would expect from an Android smartphone, then you won't be disappointed by the new Pixel devices, soon to be revealed by Google.

source: Verizon via AndroidCentral



1. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I like that blue color, makes the front look so much better imo.

11. Jango

Posts: 376; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

Just before anyone asks, the huge bezels are to make the proportions of the phone more 'standard'. To meet the universally accepted shape of what a phone should be. I am making unsubstantiated claims, yes. However, phone's with small top and bottom bezels look stubby and off balance. They look fat instead of slender. I have the Nexus 6P and I will sorely sorely miss the dual speaker setup. It arguable has the BEST sounding speakers on ANY flagship, period. I heard the Axon 7 was cool too but may not be considered a flagship.

17. vincelongman

Posts: 5808; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

While front facing would be perfect I'd still be really happy if it has the HTC 10 speakers

18. techlover2017

Posts: 65; Member since: Aug 22, 2016

Nokia 1100 will be a flagship for you.

15. Kumar123 unregistered

Yeah, the blue one looks good.

2. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Sigh double post.

3. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

WTF triple post, I saw it coming tho lol.

10. Scott93274

Posts: 6042; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

You're just super excited I guess. lol

4. emmawilliam834

Posts: 241; Member since: Feb 09, 2016

The new model needs native framerate support, so that 24fps material is streamed correctly.

5. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016 Verizon tramp stamp? Say it ain't so!!!!

6. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Side note: Google Magic????????? Really? Really Google? That's the best you could come up with? I can't wait to turn it off once I get one of these :D. I usually don't wear tin-foil garments, but with this.......nope. Google's too nosy.

20. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I think Google Nosy didn't have that ring to it ;)

7. GadgetGuy

Posts: 20; Member since: Sep 15, 2016

If there are no front facing speakers, what are those bezels for?

9. homi3kh

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

yeah such waste of space

16. vincelongman

Posts: 5808; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

It still houses the speakers and other components Hopefully speakers similar to the HTC 10

19. KParks23

Posts: 746; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

If you look extremely hard on the blue one you can see the front facing speakers right where the white and blue meet!!! Just look really really hard!

8. homi3kh

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

What is that huge useless bottom bazel do?

12. jesseflb

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

God the fugliness is killing me..

13. fiddler

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 06, 2014

Dual bottom speakers?

14. ev0trix

Posts: 37; Member since: Sep 08, 2015

wait, i dont get it... I thought the Pixel and Pixel XL were non-carrier specific meaning you buy the phones from the google store and it will work with any carrier (as its unlocked)? One of the main reasons why I considered this phone was to avoid all the bloat, especially from Verizon :/

22. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Looks like Google to scare to compete. You pick that awful crooked carrier. This would have a hard enough time already and you did a exclusive. Who ever made that decision should fall on their sword. That's the only way to regain some honor. Other option is heads should roll. You wasted the R&D departments time.

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