It has been almost over a year since we heard that the Nexus line up will probably be replaced by a new line-up. It essentially means that they are renaming the Nexus line up, this in itself is nothing to get excited about, but rather we are interested in the change in perspective and design philosophies it will bring. The next line up will possibly be called the “Pixel” and leaks about it have already started surfacing.
A new handset named Google Pixel has just appeared in GeekBench, it’s also worth noting that these handsets have already been certified.
Despite being branded by Google, the first phones from the Pixel line up will be manufactured by HTC. This was authenticated by GCF (Global Certification Forum), which has also specified that the Pixel will be available in 2 different models with 2 different versions each.
The 2 models include a 5.2-inch Pixel and a 5.5-inch Pixel XL, each of which will be available in a U.S. and international variant. The underlying differences being the compatible CDMA and LTE connectivity bands.
The alleged rear cases for the Pixel and Pixel XL also showcase a wide camera cut out indicating that it may feature a dual camera set up as well, although we haven’t come across any information about the same.
Unfortunately, we have no information about when the Google Pixel and Pixel XL will make their official appearance.