New leak suggests Google's Pixel phones look like iPhones; coming October 4th

By Scorpus ยท 8 replies
Sep 20, 2016
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  1. Google has essentially confirmed this week that the company's new Pixel phones will be announced at an event on October 4th. But before Google can officially reveal what they've been working on in conjunction with HTC, a set of leaked images have allegedly revealed their entire design.

    Judging by the images from Android Police, the 5.0-inch Pixel and 5.5-inch Pixel XL pack rather uninspiring designs. On the front, both look remarkably similar to Apple's iPhones, with huge bezels above and below the display. The back isn't quite like an iPhone, with a large glass area surrounded by metal housing the camera and rear fingerprint sensor.

    Whoever has taken these photos has masked significant sections of the design, notably the area below the display, and a large section on the back. Some areas likely include identifying barcodes, however some branding and other elements could remain a mystery until Google finally announces them.

    Speaking of announcements, late last night Google released a teaser for an event they're hosting on October 4th where the company will almost certainly announce the Pixel and Pixel XL. The 30-second video doesn't reveal much: it features a search bar outline transforming into a phone shape, flanked by "Oct. 4" and a modern Google logo.

    This means we'll only have to wait two weeks before Google properly announces their Pixel handsets, which have been the subject of a huge number of leaks over the past few months. Hopefully Google has a few surprises left to reveal come October 4th.

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  2. Levi Sterling

    Levi Sterling TS Booster Posts: 80   +26

    Looks more like a generic engineering sample, the similarities begin and end with the button.
  3. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,739   +3,757

    Article title suggests incoming lawsuit.
  4. emmzo

    emmzo TS Booster Posts: 142   +37

    It kinda does look like they stuffed their hardware in an iPhone case and then work it from there.
  5. Panda218

    Panda218 TS Evangelist Posts: 465   +217

    Looks like the Nexus 5x, but white... I'm glad to see they are keeping the finger print sensor on the back of the device :)
  6. ckLee

    ckLee TS Rookie

    Really? Does anyone in tech journalism know how to do anything but make clickbait titles? If you want to a journalist at least tell the truth. apple copied htc's unibody design. /rant
    Reehahs likes this.
  7. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Evangelist Posts: 955   +515

    I don't understand why they keep putting glass on the back of phones. Is it a bit cheaper or something?
  8. Godel

    Godel TS Booster Posts: 76   +27

    It's a plastic rectangle with rounded corners, obviously Google would never have thought of that by themselves!
  9. winjay

    winjay TS Rookie Posts: 20

    Its the huge bezels that make it look like an iPhone. The blue wallpaper and white clock doesn't help either.

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