Sculpture found in Brooklyn promotes October 4th unveiling of Pixel, Pixel XL phones

Sculpture found in Brooklyn promotes October 4th unveiling of Pixel, Pixel XL phones
Back on Monday, we showed you a commercial that Google had been running on primetime to promote the October 4th unveiling of the new Pixel phones. Today, photographs surfaced of a strange looking work of art found in Brooklyn that mirrors Google's ad. Discovered in Brooklyn Bridge Park, the sculpture shows the October 4th date of the unveiling, an outline of a smartphone, and the Google "G" logo exactly as seen in the commercial. On the platform of the statue is the hashtag #MadeByGoogle.

On October 4th, Google is expected to introduce the Pixel and Pixel XL. These are HTC-built handsets that will kick off a new line of phones that will replace the stock Android Nexus range. The Pixel is expected to carry a 5-inch display with a 1080 x 1920 resolution. The Snapdragon 820 chipset is under the hood, carrying a quad-core 2.15 GHz CPU and the Adreno 530 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside along with 32GB of native storage. A fingerprint scanner is found on back, under the 12MP rear-facing camera. A front-facing 8MP snapper shoots selfies and handles video chats, and Android 7.0 is pre-installed.

The Pixel XL carries a larger 5.5-inch screen, with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. Most of the other specs match those found on the Pixel. While the latter will be plastic, the Pixel XL will feature a metal build. Both models will sport limited dust and water protection with an IP53 certification.

Check out the strange art work found in Brooklyn by clicking on the slideshow below.

source: imgur

Related phones

  • 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)
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)



1. Arthurhkt

Posts: 725; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

It would seem that Google is trying to push Pixel to the consumer market.

2. AlikMalix unregistered

Based on promotional teasers - I think this will be the first completely bezeless phone - side to side and top to bottom (like the iPhone concept rendering that is circling around for at least 3 years now.

12. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

That would be interesting to see. Google's got plenty of money to make it happen.

15. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

apple has way more money and they struggle with bezels

16. AlikMalix unregistered

Man, why you got to do this? I'm trying to be unbiased and you come here's with your "Apple sucks" s**t. Apples isn't struggling, the devices sell well as they are. I don't like that Apple is sitting on the bezels design - but I'm sure they wouldn't struggle if they thought they need a boost in sales. All Androidmanufactuers , (except Samsung) including googles own nexus/pixels need to Push something new - just get public interested. Appple does not - bezels is hardly the reason people choose devices - there are thousand other things that make their devices great. I hate that it's like that - but that's how the real world works.

3. Elfmonster unregistered

Off topic but important — Google Photos and Amazon Photos both just got rid of their download buttons on the Android apps! You can't download photos from the apps anymore! Those gd thieves! This is their effort to keep you from downloading your photos onto an SD card or drive and taking your business elsewhere. If you can't download your photos, they think you're stuck with them forever! This was their evil plan all along — just keep deleting photos off your devices until they had enough of your photos to cut off your ability to get the photos back and now you are imprisoned in their evil ecosystem forever.

6. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yea, I dont see why they removed download Its weird, theres a restore button, which then makes a notification saying its downloading the photo But the photo didnt properly download for me I found a way Use the share button, then use another app to save it, e.g. I used solid explorer (probably works with other file explorers too)

9. bangkoktomboy

Posts: 70; Member since: Jun 29, 2015

U own an HTC 10? Some reviewers suggest its speakers aren't as great as its predecessor M9

10. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Nope, but I did compare a friend's 6P and another's 10 (my brother also has a 6P) The 10 was clearly better in terms of audio quality Although the 6P was decently louder, but it did distort a bit at higher volumes Most reviewers I've seen seem to agree Better quality than the 6P and M9 But not as loud, which is very important too Probably why some still prefer the 6P and M9

11. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Do you have a link to this? I just tried searching for it and got nothing. I don't use Google or Amazon photos for backup. I manually upload my photos to my Google Drive, but I can still download them from Drive to my phone or PC. I'm assuming I'm ok as long as I don't use either of those 2 apps, correct?

13. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Use Google photos app all you like. It's easy enough to download photos from the actual web page on a traditional browser.

4. bangkoktomboy

Posts: 70; Member since: Jun 29, 2015

Bring back the front facing stereo speakers then I'm sold. Google you're a jerk if you remove the front stereo speakers. Even Apple have now put them on their iPhone 7.

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

The iPhone 7 has one front facing and one bottom firing speaker Same as the HTC 10 and presumbly the Pixels But on the HTC 10, its top speaker is tweeter and bottom is a woofer Which is probably why the HTC 10 has better sound quality compared to the Nexus 6P (not sure about vs the iPhone 7)

5. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

cheap, lame and lazy

8. gs200

Posts: 64; Member since: Jun 09, 2015

Seems like more marketing than normal, hopefully these don't end up being over-priced disappointments.

14. Sakeem

Posts: 862; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Interesting. I'm still being cautious with the hype.

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