The Pixel and Pixel XL are believed to be HTC manufactured, though HTC won't have branding on the devices. Details for the Pixel and Pixel XL have been leaking for sometime -- believed to carry codenames Sailfish and Marlin.
Both handsets could be unveiled at Google's event on October 4th, next to DayDream VR and an Amazon Echo competitor.
The Sailfish, or Pixel, is believed to be 5-inches with a rounded design. The Marlin, or Pixel XL, is believed to be heftier with a 5.5-inch display. Internally, the devices will share quad-core Qualcomm processors, 4GB of RAM, and 12-megapixel cameras. The Pixel XL will carry a larger battery.
The Pixel and Pixel XL are expected to bring the announcement of Android 7.1, adding VR support for the DayDream platform. Google is remaining quiet on specifics.
It's not clear if Google's dropping the Nexus brand entirely. This isn't the first time Google has used the Pixel's name, as it's been found on two Chromebooks and Android tablet.