Google Pixel and Pixel XL said to be leaked by Carphone Warehouse

If the leaks from Carphone Warehouse are to be believed, Google won't have many surprises for the Pixel and Pixel XL line during its Oct. 4 event.
Written by Jake Smith, Contributor
Carphone Warehouse (Screenshot: Android Central)

The Google Pixel and Pixel XL have seemingly been confirmed by retailers who posted promotional material of the smartphones before Google's event this week.

Canadian carrier Bell kicked the leaks off Sunday, with a Pixel press image and promotional blurb that said "Introducing Pixel". Android Central also found the Pixel XL by changing the image URL.

Further, retailer Carphone Warehouse posted full product pages for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL with photos and specifications.

Gallery: Leaked Google Pixel and Pixel XL promo images

Specifications for both the Pixel and Pixel XL, according to the leaks first spotted by Android Central:

  • 2.15GHz Snapdragon 821 CPU
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 32GB or 128GB of internal storage
  • Android 7.1
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 8-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 12-megapixel rear-facing camera
  • microSD slot
  • nanoSIM technology
  • USB-C

The Pixel gets a 5-inch 1080p AMOLED display, and the Pixel XL gets a 5.5-inch 1440p AMOLED display. The Pixel is expected to carry a 2770mAh battery, and the Pixel XL is expected to carry a larger 3450mAh battery.

See also: Google's October hardware event: Pixel smartphones, 4K Chromecast, and more

The images from Carphone Warehouse also confirm Google will offer free unlimited photo backups to Google Photos with both smartphones.

There's no word on release date or price. Of course, nothing is confirmed until Google takes the stage on Oct. 4 to make things official.

We have reached out to Google to learn more.

Past the Pixel, Google is expected to unveil a new Wi-Fi router, Google Home, Chromecast Ultra, and more.

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