Google just released a short video confirming plans for a big announcement on October 4. The video appears to suggest that the rumored Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones will be the main focus of next month’s reveal, though we’re also expecting a few other Alphabet/Google gadgets to debut at the same presentation.
According to another leak from the website, the smartphones have also been spotted passing through Global Certification Forum. The GCF certification has further confirmed that the smartphones will indeed be manufactured by HTC.
The event will begin at 9AM in San Francisco according to the company invites. The Pixel and Pixel XL are the two phones that the company is working on launching.
The Pixel and Pixel XL are expected to run Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box with a fingerprint scanner in back, USB-C, 4GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 821 processor. The larger “XL” model could sport a 5.5-inch Quad HD display and a 3450mAh battery, while the smaller Pixel handset allegedly offers a 5-inch 1080 display and a 2770mAh battery.
According to rumors, the 5-inch model of Pixel smartphone will start from $649, while the Pixel XL will be priced higher.
Meanwhile, there are also reports that Google has started sending out invites for the event as well. In case you missed, the company is also expected to unveil a 4K-capable Chromecast as well as a Daydream VR headset during the same event. We could also see a new 7-inch tablet, a new Pixel-branded Chromebook and new Android Wear smartwatches.
Though based on this video it looks like the Pixel smartphones will be the company’s primary focus.