White Google Pixel and black Pixel XL mistakenly revealed by Canadian carrier

White Google Pixel and black Pixel XL mistakenly revealed by Canadian carrier
We're two days away from Google's much-hyped October 4 event, where the company will officially announce its Pixel and Pixel XL phones. If you had any doubts about what the upcoming phones will look like, Bell Canada, one of the largest mobile carriers up north, is here to clear them away. The Canadian carrier made a mistake today and revealed an official image of the 5-inch Google Pixel - a white version of it, to be exact.

Right now, there's a webpage over at Bell's official website that presents the Pixel and reads: "Introducing Pixel, Phone by Google. Order yours today." We're pretty sure that you can't really order the handset today, and Bell will probably remove this page in no time. Weird enough, the Google Pixel is showcased on a page that seems to have been destined for Samsung Galaxy Note 7 pre-orders, which means Bell's website is pretty buggy at the moment.

Save for its different paint job, the Google Pixel that Bell is showing looks exactly like the black model that we saw earlier this week. The white Google Pixel also includes what appears to be an Android 7.1 Nougat interface.

Both the 5-inch Pixel and the 5.5-inch Pixel XL will probably be available to order immediately after their announcement on October 4 (at least in the US and Canada). Prices may start at $649, though we can't confirm this yet.

As you may already know, the Google Pixel and Pixel XL should feature powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processors, 4 GB of RAM, and at least 32 GB of internal memory. The Pixel is expected to sport a 1080p display, while the Pixel XL should have a Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) one. You can find out more about the two devices from our Google Pixel and Pixel XL preliminary specs review and comparison.

Update: Bell now also has a page showing off a black Google Pixel XL.

source: Bell (PixelPixel XL) via Steve Hemmerstoffer (Twitter)

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  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
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  • 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. nate358

Posts: 63; Member since: Dec 24, 2013

Why is the bottom bezel so big?

2. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016


12. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015


18. sgodsell

Posts: 7605; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Well there might be some big heat sinks in their, especially since this is running Vulkan and Daydream VR. Which should be awesome.

27. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016


48. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014


31. rick_mobile

Posts: 359; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

You could land a plane on those bezels. The iphone and the pixel should build an airport.

67. vijay.alapati

Posts: 181; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

lol, ur comment made me chuckle like hell

80. CrossVXM

Posts: 12; Member since: Sep 24, 2014

Best comment hands down.

11. The_Godfather

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

iPhone made even uglier. Didn't expect this from Google.

34. Unordinary unregistered

Good thing no ones forcing you to line up and buy one!

70. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Be careful responding like that to one known as "The Godfather" ;)

62. iC-118

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

So nexus is dead?

79. CrossVXM

Posts: 12; Member since: Sep 24, 2014

Yeah, Google is reportedly trying to make it's Pixel lineup its own brand.

88. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Not necessarily. The rumored 7" tablet apparently will be a Nexus branded device. And if they market this to a different group since it seems they're pushing more of a Google service device rather than stock Android, that would leave the door open to run the Nexus line alongside the Pixel line. I have no way of knowing that with any certainty, but why have the tablet be branded as a Nexus if they're going all in on the Pixel line?

45. Rocket

Posts: 726; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Copying apple I guess!

54. Guaire

Posts: 897; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

HTC loves them.

57. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

You know that a smartphone is great when it has no other shortcomings that people pick the bezel to make fun of.

60. DaveElliott

Posts: 151; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Did they make it cheap looking as a theft deterrent?

61. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Thanks Bell... Even though I no longer plan to use your services and bad customer management

68. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

htc just looooove bezel... most their phones are like this...

92. ijuanp03

Posts: 677; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Apple loves their huge bezels more. iPhone 7 Plus dimensions: 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm Screen size: 5.5 inches (~67.7% screen-to-body ratio) HUGE bezels! HTC 10 dimensions: 145.9 x 71.9 x 9 mm Screen size: 5.2 inches 5.2 inches (~71.1% screen-to-body ratio)

72. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I don't think it's that big, it could always be bigger.

3. Awalker

Posts: 1986; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

It looks like it's going to go up for preorder right away.

4. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I thought they already launched the iPho... oh wait, my mistake, I just looked at the picture.

6. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

lol, Really though, it does look like an iPhone, though you put this in the hands of an iPhone fan and they'll immediately notice a more intuitive GUI.

9. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Sick burn bro :D

13. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Hey! I'm entitled my opinion.... and pass it off as fact. :P

32. AlikMalix unregistered

LoL Scott.

42. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Well, as much trash as I talk, at least I'm honest with myself about the actual reality of the legitimacy of my statements.

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