Google Pixel image leaked, revealing new home screen and rounded icons

Expect to pay more than you usually would for a Nexus, with the cheaper option of the pair to cost $649.

Here’s your best look so far at the Google Pixel.

At Venturebeat, Evan Blass of @evleaks fame procured what is says is an official render of Google’s next smartphone, which is widely expected to be unveiled at an Oct. 4 event in San Francisco.

The Pixel will be the smaller of a pair of phones, with the larger dubbed the Pixel XL. Google is leaving behind the Nexus line and marketing the phones as designed and built entirely by the company, according to this report and numerous other leaks.

On the spec front, the Pixel’s expected to have a five-inch, 1080p display, a quad-core 2.0GHz, a 64-bit processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 2,770mAh battery, and a 12MP rear camera with an 8MP front shooter.

The larger Pixel XL will reportedly pack a 5.5-inch screen, quad-HD display, and a 3,450mAh battery while matching the other specs. Google is keeping the headphone jack and putting a fingerprint scanner on the back, just as it did with the current Nexus phones.

You probably noticed the phone pictured in the rendering has a new launcher, which we’ve seen appear out in the wild before. The Google search bar has been replaced by a pull-out tab that takes you into the Google app, while the app icons have all been rounded, which indicates Google is taking another page from iOS and attempting to smooth out the launcher’s look.

The new premium branding looks like it will come at a premium price though. Android Police reports the smaller phone will start at $649, far more expensive than the entry-level Nexus 5X that can be had for $349. And Venturebeat’s Evan Blass has said the phones will be sold through Verizon along with the usual unlocked options.

Why this matters: The picture’s rapidly coming into focus for Google’s Pixel phone plans. We’ll be at the Sept. 4 event to hear all about not only the Pixel, but the other hardware Google is rumored to show off. We may also find out more about the rumored Andromeda operating system that may first run on a Huawei-built tablet.

Join the PC World newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags Google Pixelnexus

Our Back to Business guide highlights the best products for you to boost your productivity at home, on the road, at the office, or in the classroom.

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Derek Walter

Unknown Publication
Show Comments

Essentials

Microsoft L5V-00027 Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard Desktop

Learn more >

Lexar® JumpDrive® S57 USB 3.0 flash drive

Learn more >

Mobile

Lexar® JumpDrive® S45 USB 3.0 flash drive 

Learn more >

Exec

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC70 Noise Cancelling Headphones

Learn more >

Lexar® JumpDrive® C20c USB Type-C flash drive 

Learn more >

Lexar® Professional 1800x microSDHC™/microSDXC™ UHS-II cards 

Learn more >

HD Pan/Tilt Wi-Fi Camera with Night Vision NC450

Learn more >

Budget

Back To Business Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Latest News Articles

Resources

GGG Evaluation Team

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Aysha Strobbe

Windows 10 / HP Spectre

Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!

Mark Escubio

Windows 10 / Lenovo Yoga

For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.

Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?