Leaked photos and commercial show off Google’s Pixel smartphones ahead of today’s unveiling

By , Oct 4, 2016

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As we told you, Google will be unveiling a pair of “Made by Google” smartphones, the Pixel and Pixel XL, at a media event later today. Yesterday, British mobile retailer Carphone Warehouse posted a series of slides for the upcoming devices.

These images give us a solid advance look at some of the features of the upcoming smartphones. In addition, Rabid Rotty just captured on video a Pixel commercial that aired in Canada ahead of the unveiling.

The slides have revealed some of the features of the upcoming devices, including two sizes, Google’s built-in Assistant and the Google Photos app, improved cameras with better low-light sensitivity and a Smartbust feature, a fingerprint sensor on the back, fast charging via a reversible USB-C charger than can give you up to seven hours of run time with a short 15-minute charge, Live Cases with custom artwork and more.

The phones include Google’s video-calling app Duo and messaging app Allo and run stock Android experience with an overlay for invoking the Assistant feature.

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According to web reports, Google will no longer market its own phones under the Nexus brand and is instead going to advertise them as Pixel-branded phones, indicating a break from the past six years of flagship Nexus devices.

And here’s the leaked Google Pixel commercial that aired in Canada.

The ad links to the google.com/phone webpage that will be updated with information on the new products after today’s even wraps up. The upcoming phones are also teased at the website madeby.google.com.

Google is said to have designed these phones itself, but the actual hardware is reportedly being built by Taiwanese handset maker HTC. The company will live-stream the event via the below YouTube video.

The search giant is also expected to launch its Amazon Alexa competitor today, called Google Home, as well as a 4K-capable Chromecast Ultra, a Daydream VR headset and a successor to its OnHub wireless router.

Source: Rabid Rotty, 9to5Google

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  • Daniel Plainview

    So the best Google can do is make a phone that looks like an iPhone and a Galaxy at the same time? SHOW US SOMETHING ORIGINAL! What does a “Google phone” really look like? What does Google’s industrial design look like? Stop copying!!!

    • AMB_07

      Google copies, Apple copies, Samsung copies….

      What exactly are you still expecting? I happen to think the design is really good, at least they didn’t stick with the same design a third year in a row like Apple did.

      • Jose Rivera

        The reason Apple stuck with the design for another year is because next year the iPhone turns 10. It would only make sense for them to release something completely redesigned from the ground up…

      • AMB_07

        Not only is that pure speculation but that’s really not a valid reason. In fact I seem to remember a rumour a while back stating that Apple has switched from a 2-year cycle to a 3-year cycle for phones and that seems to be the case with the iphone 7 looking just like its 2 predecessors.

      • Rowan09

        Why do people care so much about looks over function? The iPhone 7/7 Plus is Apples biggest update so far. Everything is new on the phone besides a total redesign. The iPhone 8 thing is more than speculation at this point. Google did go from LG to Huawei and now HTC so the phones will look different. Regardless Nexus devices don’t sell at all.

    • techfreak23

      You can only have so many original designs for a rectangular device…

      • Daniel Plainview

        Umm… seriously? There is so much you can do with the design. Google lacks an identity and gloms onto Apple and Samsung. Just look at the 6P. Apple did chamfered edges, so they had to copy them. Now Apple’s got rounded edges, so they had to copy them. Do something original, Google. Show us a new aesthetic!

      • Rowan09

        Well they did annouce that horrible idea (designed with cloth) and looking Dream headset, it’s originally ugly.

      • Daniel Plainview

        The design above looks like a bad copy of the iPhone, nothing new, nothing original, nothing “Google” about that. You can’t just slap a G on something and call it a Google Phone.

  • Awais Irfan

    …But that’s an iPhone.

    • David Gow

      Especially the last bottom right one

  • Ángel Javier Esquivel

    Google sucks at keep things secret…

    • Agneev Mukherjee

      As much as I hate to say it, so does .

      • Rowan09

        Apple is way better but it’s hard to keep an old product secret. New products are easier. Google doesn’t want to keep secrets because it help show people they are innovating even if most of the hardware fails. $69 Chromecast, give me a break. I bought the Nexus Player and it was a piece of garbage.

      • NanamiAsuri

        Wait what? Apple is better? We knew what the iPhone 8 is going to have even before the 7 was announced. Google hasn’t really leaked anything per say, we just put two and two together and noticed the Pixel book wasn’t called a nexus so just assumed the phone would also follow the name scheme lol

      • Rowan09

        As I stated before already released products are hard to keep secret. Plus with the iPhone 8 people can just look at Apples trying to get multiple suppliers for a specific part(s) and put it together from there. Google let everyone know what they are working on. It’s not like you can just do a simple Google search for Google’s unreleased items and think they allow it so easily. Remember the modular phone that they wanted to release? It was a work in progress and they let us know about it, just to hear now it’s been scraped. Google and Apple are totally different companies. Apple try to keep things in house and Google doesn’t. I knew about the new Chromecast and Pixel phones before today. I even knew the prices. It’s just that people are as excited for these products over Apples or even Samsung devices.

      • Ángel Javier Esquivel

        I’m sorry but Apple hasn’t leaked a full promo yet.

      • Agneev Mukherjee

        Yes, but it leaked the dual cameras almost months after the 6s launch.

  • Rowan09

    Meh. Another failed Nexus device, changing the name won’t do anything to the brand.

  • Agneev Mukherjee

    The satellite wallpaper is actually pretty good, Jim Gresham, I hope you can hear me.

  • Rowan09

    Is this being held in a small class room? I mean come on Google.

  • Rowan09

    Starting at $649 that’s iPhone, Galaxy category for a use to be budget device.

  • Andrieux Querido

    Looks like an iPhone with the Home button on the back.