Google Pixel, Pixel XL/Nexus 2016 Release Date Update: Benchmark Reveals Stunning Smartphone Features

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Another day, another leak! The Google Pixel lineup, including the flagship and the bigger sibling Pixel XL, are believed to be very powerful devices with a beautiful design in tow. These handsets recently visited the Geekbench site, revealing key configurations.

Going by the benchmark listing, Google Pixel, formerly known as Nexus 2016, will come powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC. However, it is not the same chipset seen in the devices released in the first two quarters of this year.

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GSM Arena says it is a new version. Also, it is worth mentioning that Qualcomm released a new chipset version dubbed, the Snapdragon 821, a month back. The difference between SD820 and SD821 is that the latter is slightly over-clocked.

Furthermore, the internal configurations will be backed by a good 4GB of RAM. Also noteworthy is the Android 7.1 Nougat onboard. A new minor version of the OS will run the device out of the box.

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Nexus 2016 Leaked Photo (Credit: Android Pure, Weibo)

Nexus 2016 Leaked Photo (Credit: Android Pure, Weibo)

Both Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL have been certified by the authorities. Rumor has it that these devices will be introduced on October 4. Both pixel models are being built by HTC. The U.S. models of Google Pixel series will reportedly support both CDMA connectivity and LTE.

While the flagship Google Pixel is believed to feature a 5.2-inch display, the Pixel XL will flaunt a 5.5-inch screen. The renders so far have shown a big camera placeholder at the back of the phone. However, no rumor confirmed the existence of the now-famous dual-camera setup. For instance, Apple?s iPhone 7 Plus comes with such a camera onboard.

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Rumor has it that the Pixel devices will sport a Sony IMX179 camera with an 8MP sensor as the secondary snapper for selfies and video chats. The main camera, or one of the lenses in the case of dual-camera setup, will reportedly house a Sony IMX378 with a 12MP sensor. In comparison, the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P come with Sony IMX179 onboard.

This time around, the Google devices are going to be slightly costlier than the last year models. The 32GB version of the Google Pixel has reportedly been priced at $449. The Google Pixel XL, on the other hand, will retail at $599.

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