When it comes to the latest technology, leaks seem to be unavoidable, as Google discovered recently when their Pixel phones were leaked just days before their official unveiling Tuesday, Oct. 4. Carphone Warehouse, an electronics retailer in the U.K., posted the product pages for the new Pixel and Pixel XL phones on its website before quickly taking them down—but not before the internet was all over it.
Google, who develops the Android operating system, is going in a new direction with the Pixel phones. First and foremost, Google's logo is now front and center, as the company will develop both the hardware and the software, according to The Guardian. The change comes as Google is rumored to be dropping the name brand Nexus from their phones.
The generically designed Pixel has a 5-inch screen, and the Pixel XL has a 5.5-inch screen, according to Wired.
According to Android Police, who snagged the leaked pictures, both of the two new phones will have "free unlimited photo backups, at maximum resolution, through Google Photos." They'll also have a new interface, 1080p display, an 8-megapixel front camera and a 12MP back camera with optical image stabilization, fingerprint scanners on the back, USB-C fast charging, 4GB of RAM, video calling, and Google Assistant. You can get 32GB or 128GB of storage, according to multiple reports.
The starting price is expected to be around $649.