Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones: Vital details surface hours before official launch
A security guard keeps watch as he walks past a logo of Google in Shanghai, China, April 21, 2016Reuters

With just a few hours left before Google officially launches its first-ever exclusively-branded smartphones, the Pixel and Pixel XL, vital details of these phones have now surfaced just prior to the official launch of these devices. Even the key technical specifications of both the phones have been outed unofficially by reliable sources.

As per Android Police, which points at popular UK e-tailer Carphone Warehouse, both the smartphones will be driven by an identical 2.15GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC working in tandem with a 4GB RAM. Even the latest Google Allo is also rumoured to be offered to users with the Pixel/Pixel XL smartphones.

Other key technical specifications that have surfaced, at this juncture, include:

  • AMOLED display protected by a more recent Gorilla Glass 4
  • Android 7.0 (Nougat) operating system straight out of the box
  • 32/128GB internal storage
  • 8MP rear camera (Pixel) and 12MP primary camera (Pixel XL)
  • At least a 5MP front snapper
  • LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 2.0 and USB Type-C connectivity
  • 2770mAh battery within the Pixel, and 3450mAh battery within the Pixel XL

Also, it is widely speculated that Google would launch officially the much awaited Android-Chrome hybrid platform that is said to be codenamed internally as Andromeda, on Oct.4. This development assumed significance when Hiroshi Lockheimer (Senior VP) of Android, Google Chrome and Google Play officially tweeted about the practicality of such an occurrence.