Leaked image reveals Google’s Pixel handset ahead of October 4 event

Prolific mobile leakster Evan Blass has published what appears to be a rendered image of Google’s forthcoming Pixel handset, which will reportedly debut at an October 4th event along with a plus-sized Pixel XL version, and a slew of other devices.

The front-facing render shows a minimal-looking black device that lacks physical buttons and features what is likely Android 7.1, which is expected to debut on the Pixel devices.

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In addition to the image, Blass and fellow VentureBeat writer Emil Protalinski state that the publication can confirm that “the world will indeed be introduced to a Google Pixel […] and a Google Pixel XL” on October 4th.

Rumours first started circulating about the two devices several months ago under the codenames Sailfish and Marlin, beginning with the now strongly held belief that the devices will be manufactured by HTC.

Android Police has stated that the smaller of the two, the Pixel, will feature a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core 2.0GHz 64-bit processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 2770 mAh battery, a 12MP rear camera and rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. Expected retail price, according to the site, is $649 USD.

AP also stated that the Pixel XL will have similar specs but will sport a 5.5-inch QHD display, 3450mAh battery and more powerful processor.

Image credit: VentureBeat

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