We know what the new Google Pixel phones will look like, thanks to numerous leaks, and now courtesy of the Carphone Warehouse website we know the specs of the two phones too.
HTC seems to have directly channeled the iPhone 6 design for the first Google phone, just look at those antenna lines, rounded corners and bezels.
The specs are pretty much as to be expected for a phone launching at the end of 2016 – 3GB or 4GB of RAM depending on model, 32GB or 128GB storage options, USB Type-C and the almost ubiquitous fingerprint scanner. The smaller Pixel gets a 5” 1080p screen, whilst the larger gets a 5.5” 1440p one. Both are AMOLED,
However it isn’t the hardware that’s important for these particular devices, the question here is what benefits are customers going to see from buying a phone with Google’s name all over it? Early access to updates and monthly security patches are a given, as is a pure version of Android. Has Google taken the time to tweak the rumoured Android 7.1 release to give the Pixel the same degree of hardware / software integration that makes the iPhone experience so good?
With just a couple more days before the release of the new Pixels those questions shouldn’t take long to be answered. We’ll finally see whether Google really has the ability to take on Apple head on.