Looking forward to the next smartphone from Google? 4 October 2016 is the date to mark on your calendar. Google has just teased for something that will be happening on the date, along with an outline of what looks like a smartphone.
The teaser is a video of a typical Google search text box that transforms into what looks like an outline of a smartphone. The teaser also confirmed that it is #madebygoogle.
While Google did not give out further information about its event, which will be happening in San Francisco, it is believed that they will unveil their new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. Android Police seems to have found various leaks of the devices including photos and estimated price.
The photos above are probably the first clear photos of the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. As you can see, it has a nice matte aluminium finish at the back, and features a rear fingerprint sensor. The smaller phone is believed to come with a 5” display, while the larger should feature a good 5.5” screen.
If you don’t believe in photo leaks, perhaps a leak taken from Google might be able to convince you. A smartphone that resembles the rumoured Pixel is being featured in a Nest commercial in the Netherlands. The ad shows a woman holding a smartphone that looks very similar to the photos seen above.
Of course, most smartphones today look very similar, featuring a “premium” metal finish at the back, so I guess we’ll just have to wait till 4 October 2016 to see if all these rumours are true.
As for the price, you might be in for a disappointment. Android Police says that according to “trusted sources”, the smaller Pixel smartphones will start from US$649 – that’s about RM2,690; that means that the larger one will be priced over RM3,000.
Again, take these rumours with a pinch of salt, and wait for the official announcement from Google.