Google Confirms October 4th Event, Prepare For Pixel And Pixel XL Phones

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Google has officially sent out invites for the scheduled launch event on October 4, most likely to expect a hardware launch, could be the Pixel and Pixel XL. As the search giant is finally ditching the Nexus branding, should see the debut of 2016 smartphones. The teaser page is up at https://madeby.google.com/ offers to “Keep me updated about devices from Google” as well as a new video on Google’s YouTube channel.

Actually, the website shows another date ‘October 5th’ for India, which nevertheless hints at the announcement in some countries the next day, but it is not clear at the moment whether there will be a separate event in these countries. However, both the video and page have a Google search bar that slowly transforms into an outline of a phone, indicating that is event is all about the launch of Google’s new phones.

Previously claimed was turning into accurate as the date October 4th would see the launch of the two Pixel devices, along with Google Home, the company’s rival to Amazon Echo; Daydream VR, the best answer to Samsung Gear VR, and a Chromecast capable 4K playback and much more.

If there is the launch of two new Nexus smartphones made-by-HTC, then it was already rumored the specifications of the two Google smartphones.

Pixel features and specifications

  • 5-inch (1920x 1080 pixels) display
  • Quad-Core Snapdragon 820 / 821 processor with Adreno 530 GPU
  • 4GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage
  • Android 7.1 Nougat
  • 12MP rear camera with LED flash
  • 8MP front camera
  • Rear mounted fingerprint scanner
  • Bottom firing speakers
  • Top mounted headphone jack
  • 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac (2.4/5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, USB Type-C
  • 2,770mAh battery

Google (HTC) Pixel XL rumored specs

  • 5.5-inch  (2560×1440 pixels) AMOLED display
  • Quad-Core Snapdragon 820 / 821 processor with Adreno 530 GPU
  • 4GB RAM, 32GB / 128GB internal storage
  • Android 7.1 Nougat
  • Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • Bottom-firing speakers
  • 12MP rear camera with LED flash
  • 8MP front camera
  • 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac (2.4/5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, USB Type-C
  • 3450mAh battery

The launch event takes place in San Fransisco and begins at 9AM PDT (9:30PM IST) on 4th October, 2016. That’s Tuesday. Google will be live streaming the event on YouTube as well, where you can get complete details about the two smartphones and others in a couple of weeks.