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Here’s the Google Pixel

If you want October 4 to be a surprise, cover your eyes very quickly. The above image is of the upcoming Pixel smartphone from Google, the smaller sibling to the Pixel XL. Both are essentially confirmed to be unveiled on October 4, along with a few other products out of Mountain View. 

Besides this single image, not much else is provided, with exception to a few specs that have already been posted for some time. Currently, the Pixel is believed to launch with a 5″ 1080p display, Snapdragon 821 processor, 4GB RAM, 2,770mAh battery, 12-megapixel camera, USB Type-C, and of course, Android “Nougat.”

For fans of larger phones, the Pixel XL will feature extremely similar specifications, but will come with a 5.5″ QHD display.

While the above image is a leaked render, we can independently confirm that this phone is indeed one of the devices Google intends to unveil on October 4, as we have seen similar images. On that note, I can say that the Silver/White variant of the Pixel and Pixel XL is much more intriguing.

UPDATE: Here is the Pixel XL.

Via: Venture Beat
  • Jilljsmith4

    Google is paying 97$ per hour! Work for few hours and have longer with friends & family! !mj59d:
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  • David Foggia

    I.just.want.afuckingnexus7

  • Eric Lamont

    Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwn,

  • Foodie 3215

    I’m curious about this phone. Will it replace my 6P not quite sure at the moment. I will have to wait patiently for Oct 4th to decide but on just looks alone 6P is still better I think.

  • mcdonsco

    It just looks, Bleh…

  • Andreas Verschoor

    Was really hoping for some good nexus phones this year to replace my G4.
    I hope this is all a prank by google to surprise us last minute at the event. Those bezels + the price + no front-facing speakers?? If this is not a prank they really messed up this year..

    • ToddAwesome

      Seems like we say this a lot, hoping it’s a bait and switch, but it never is, or at least I can’t recall a time when leaks were horribly wrong.

      • Andreas Verschoor

        Yeah chances are slim indeed. I just can’t imagine Google doing this, especially because there are 400 dollar phones out there right now that have arguably better designs and more features.

  • sodsavage

    And still not pushing at least Duo (Allo is tough with no true SMS) on the home screen. Will they never learn.

  • eegyzzo

    ITT: people complaining. shocker. Makes for ‘alright’ entertainment.

  • Chippah

    Sweet iphone bro….

    It’s over Johnny..

  • gintoddic

    i still can’t comprehend why they can’t put at least a 3000mAh battery in.

  • Jacob Svonavec

    That’s an extremely disappointing device right there.

  • Stabby McKnifington

    I can tell you one thing for sure:

    That right there is a phone.

  • Ryan

    Since it looks like the bezels are going to keep it as big as my 5X I will likely pass on upgrading to this one and sit out to wait for something physically smaller or at least with some sort of compelling feature.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      You’re not getting a phone that’s physically smaller unless you’re getting an underpowered Sony X Compact

      • Ryan

        And that is my beef right now. Only Apple seems to think, “Maybe people dont just want a small phone because they are poor, they want a small phone because they want a small phone.”

        With this bluetooth bug and 5x issues im about to say “f it” and get an iPhone SE if they put the new chips in them. Anymore its getting about the same in OS, I just wish Google Now could be the default search over Siri.

  • Harry Balsaq

    $649 for the 5 inch one means no sale. Heck get a V20 for the same price. Only 5 inches and 1080p and still want $649? WTF? I can only imagine what the 5.5 one will cost.

  • jbdan

    Can’t flipping’ wait!

  • dsignori

    Could it possibly be any more boring ..

  • Dedduck0121

    I can’t wait for these to be released so that the Nexus 6P prices will drop and I can pick that up instead…

  • Jason B

    Quintuple meh.

  • Katiersmith3

    Google is paying 97$ per hour! Work for few hours and have longer with friends & family! !mj141d:
    On tuesday I got a great new Land Rover Range Rover from having earned $8752 this last four weeks.. Its the most-financialy rewarding I’ve had.. It sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it
    !mj141d:
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  • [A]dri[A]n

    Those round icons tho… #Gross

    • rodney11ride

      no kidding… i can see past bezels… but now you are changing the system icons. stay standard. dont lean toward touch wiz

  • Lonerwithaboner420

    Shoulda called it the PiXL. Now when someone asks which phone you have you’ll have to say the Pixel-ixl. They missed the boat on that one.

  • Design is meh.. Price double meh.. I was hoping to return to Nexus this year, but, nope. Thanks Google! LG V20 it is then. I’ll swallow the bitter pill on pure Android and timely updates.

  • trevorsalienarms

    I’m curious, but also already not interested. Is that a thing?

  • SamTheMan

    Personally, I like how they’re unifying the icons. At least according to this render.

    *Puts on flame suit*

    • TheDrunkenClam

      I’m likely going to be buying the XL, so no hate there.
      But the icons are absolutely the worst looking thing I’ve seen from Google in a long time.

  • JSo

    I don’t know what everyone’s deal is with the bezels. It looks like last years Nexus phones to me.

    • Tom S

      I’m not that bothered. I have fat thumbs, so holding the edge of the screen has had them covering the edge of the screen sometimes.

  • Marco Studenski

    No secret code in the date or time?!

  • droidrazredge

    Hopefully the back of the phone will have a light-bar like the Pixel C!

    • person

      If, as rumors suggest, these were really Nexus devices until the last minute then that’s unlikely. Though I’d say the Nexus’ notification LED is a decent enough stand in.

  • T4rd

    Looks like I’ll be keeping my 6P for another year at least. Mostly just because they’re dropping the front facing speakers. There’s no excuse for dropping them either with those bezels and it being by HTC even. So sad to see OEMs treating that as a fad, same with the IR blasters.

  • Trexy Smexy

    Hope there’s something special to compensate for the missing speakers….maybe an sd card

  • Keith Taylor

    Hey look everyone its a phone.

  • blindexecutioner

    Enjoy the burn in those ugly navigation buttons cause.

    • trixnkix637

      Hasn’t happened to me ever. Doubt it’s a concern.

  • ASYOUTHIA✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    The back looks like it was smeared in dogshit

  • antonio

    SUcks and looks awful big time with those big chunks top and bottom of the screen, I prefer the Zte Axon7 or One+3 design and this is coming from a nexus lover, but this year they hugely disappoint with design, price, battery size, etc. I feel sad 🙁

  • Marvin

    I suspect the earpiece will double as a speaker. Meanwhile the bottom edge of the phone will also have a speaker.

  • DanSan

    nexus 6P here we come!

    • Jérôme Besnard

      Same here. Hopefully the Pixel 2 phone will look more like a Pixel C.

  • steadymobb

    Revolutionary

  • Peter Tirrell

    Still banking on replacing my OG moto x with this. It should still be an improvement from where I am now, right?

    • M3D1T8R

      Same here. But jeez, if it disappoints too much, particularly in speakers and battery and lack of wireless charging, I might just get a cheap Moto G Play or something.

      • Andy

        I have the cheap $175. Moto play. Works great. It honestly never lags or anything. Side by side with my wife’s galaxy s6. No difference in quality at all

  • Sim

    Meh. Bezels. Might as well have capacitive buttons. N6 for lyfe!!!!!

  • netanil

    Big ass bezels are so ’00s.

  • TheDrunkenClam

    I’ll say it:
    The new round icons are terrible, not only in appearance, but because of what they mean for Android in general. Whatever happened to “Be together, not the same”?
    Not allowing icon packs to be placed on their Google Experience Launcher, and making all icons round, is not part of the spirit of individuality that Android has always encompassed.

    • vzwuser76

      That’s why launchers like Nova exist. You can set them up to function exactly like the GNL and customize it to your heart’s content.

      • TheDrunkenClam

        You cannot have Google now as a swipe to the right on Nova. I love that feature and can’t give it up.

        • vzwuser76

          Fair enough. The thing you’re missing here is that the GNL isn’t open source and something everyone can tinker with, it’s not AOSP. Like anything of Google’s that is proprietary, they don’t like people messing with it, as is the case with most anything proprietary owned by a company. However it can be done with root and there is also an apps that’s supposed to let you install or at least customize icons in launchers like GNL called Beautiful Icon Styler. Read about it a few years back and don’t know if it works because I don’t do icon packs (tried them, wasn’t worth the effort IMO).

        • Qbancelli

          You know you can change the icons without installing another launcher, right?
          Awesome Icons and Icons Changer apps in the Play Store.

    • trixnkix637

      You can put custom icons on the Pixel Launcher or Google Experience Launcher. Just use the Awesome Icons app.

  • paul_cus

    Looks boring.

    • cadtek91

      Meaning what? What would make it look not “boring”?

  • Dominic D

    I just don’t understand why Google couldn’t use their own hardware and make it look like the Pixel C or Chromebook Pixel.

  • TriguyRN

    I was complaining to a friend looking to switch to android that it looked too much like an iPhone and lacked character. He said “We want it to look like an iPhone”. So, that’s where google is coming from on this one.

    • Patrick Smithopolis

      It looks like the 5X without the bottom speaker grill or the HTC 10 without the home button in the front.

    • Gekko

      HTC tried that already. how did it workout for them? Samsung is an order of magnitude more successful by differentiating and innovating.

      • TriguyRN

        Not saying I support it but, I think a lot would say Samsung used a mixture of gimmicks and iOS features as a crutch in the beginning to get the galaxy brand established.

      • cadtek91

        HTC also had a lot of bad press at the same time. This isn’t HTC.

  • Am79

    Aaaaaahhhh!!! Finally!! 5 inch phone!!! 🙏

  • Synacks

    If this phone isn’t $300 it won’t be worth considering.

    • Gekko

      per AP – A trusted source tells us that the smaller Pixel phone will start at $649. That means the Pixel XL could be even more.

      • TheDrunkenClam

        No confirmation on that. We will see next Tuesday.

      • rodney11ride

        i surely hope thats wrong… i know the specs are premium… and i lose this argument every time. pixel should be 399 and xl 499

      • michael arazan

        The only phone I ever paid FP at $650 was my N6, well worth it too. Still using it.

        • Johny Bravo

          The only phone I ever paid $650 was iPhone 4s, not worth it. Exchanged it year later for brand new Galaxy S3, that was worth it.

        • ScoobySnack

          The N6 64GB was way better at $269 from Amazon last year. Not worth $650!

        • DanSan

          I cringed when I paid that for my N6… never again.

    • Jim

      Must suck to be poor. ;P

      • Synacks

        Wouldn’t know. I’ve got an S7 Edge and iPhone 6S.

  • CabbageHeadCat.

    Bezels look that same as the 6p. They don’t bother me on my 6p or my 6s (which this will be replacing).

    • The problem with the bezels isn’t just how big they are. The problem is that they’re big for no reason. Didn’t the 6P have front firing speakers? If so, those bezels were justified. This phone just has big bezels for the sake of having big bezels.

      • Chris

        Those bezels still aren’t justified though. The Moto X Pure is smaller and has the same screen size and better front speaker’s. The Nexus 6 is a little bigger but had extremely small bezels. But I do agree that they should have put front speaker’s on this phone.

      • CabbageHeadCat.

        I don’t think they are big for no reason. Maybe there is some speaker magic going on. I don’t think it is just wasted space though. Google has said that daydream phones need more aggressive heat management, so that could be the case. I will wait and see. I do however like the bezels as a place to rest my thumbs when watching videos in landscape mode.

        • Good point about the heat management. I just hate seeing phones with physical buttons (everything Samsung) having smaller bezels than every single phone with software buttons. I don’t get it. If there’s a real reason for large bezels, they should say so. Otherwise, it just makes it seem like they’re clueless on design.

          And I usually rest my phone in my palms when I use landscape so a bigger bottom bezel just means a phone is harder to use when its default orientation with absolutely zero benefits…. just big for no reason in my case.

  • s0uth

    Very iPhoney to me… As I’m using this iPhone 7.

    • Synacks

      I’d rather have the iPhone7 than this, and I really do not like the iPhone7.

    • CabbageHeadCat.

      Absolutely nothing wrong with the iPhone. I use a 6s when I don’t want to carry my 6p.

      Another comment on design here and Google using HTC for construction of Google’s Pixel phones. I think, like the iPhone. The design language will carry through for the next three years. It’s a great way to get case manufacturers and others to make a more robust ecosystem for options. Which the Nexus program has had very little success with. With Google’s name first and foremost, you have more brand recognition than any other manufacturer, save for Apple.

  • DanG

    OMG!!!
    HTC has really done it. They were successfully able to install the Android on to the iPhone.

  • Kellin Brown

    I gotta say in black I can live with it. No removable memory may be a deal killer but at 5 inches it sounds like the perfect size. If it does have 821 as opposed to 820 and the price is right I think I will bite. I am after all coming from a 2013 Moto X, so I have been holding out for some time now, and I just broke the screen a week ago. If the price is to high I think I will be going for the Nexus 6P.

  • Arty McBert

    Good job, Google! You designed a Google iPhone *golf clap*

    On a second note, those circle icons are making me barf.

    • I’m always shocked when I discover someone actually uses a stock launcher.

      • cadtek91

        Well the Google Now Launcher is simple, easy for Google Now access.

        • Google Now access was always easy up until Google introduced Now on Tap. I miss being able to swipe up for Google Now. I actually started using it less when they got rid of that gesture.

      • TheDrunkenClam

        Being able to slide over to google now from my main home screen is a feature I just can’t give up. I’ve tried Nova.

        • Swiping up, IMO, was a much better method for accessing Google Now. It used to be a one swipe gesture, but then Google turned it into a button press followed by a swipe for whatever reason.

          Honestly, I don’t see how pressing home and then swiping is better than just pressing home and clicking whatever shortcut you have for Google Now.

          I use an app now called App Swap. Swiping up from the edge of my screen brings up an app search, then swiping right from there launches Google Now. Given the choice, I’d just want to be able to swipe up from home like we used to be able to. I’m tempted to just disable Now on Tap in favor of faster Google Now launching…

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        Most people default to the Google Launcher because it’s the best, simplest launcher…and you can swipe over for Google Now.

  • Bryan

    Have you guys ever been excited for or happy about anything? Bitch, bitch, bitch.

    • Futbolrunner

      If this looks exciting to you, I can’t imagine what lousy looks like.

      • rj-b

        It’s a phone. If it can send and receive calls and data, who gives a damn what it looks like??

        Beauty in simplicity. I’d rather a phone be more functional than beautiful. Then again, I’m a “four wheels and an engine” kind of guy.

        In that sense, I could see someone bitching about the reported specs and/or price tag. But the appearance?? Ya’ll must be high schoolers. Or entitled. Or both.

        Sooo… How bout them Cowboys??

        • Adam Neighbors

          2-1 is a good look. Let’s hope they can keep it up. Hopeful for Prescott.

      • TheDrunkenClam

        People said the exact same things about the Nexus 6P. I’m sure I could go back and find several comments about “that fugly hump”, only to see that same person praising it’s beautiful design (which it is) a month later.

    • Rod

      Yes, Nexus 5.

    • michael arazan

      First is the bitching then comes the acceptance, Nerd grieving

  • James Keleman

    Well this proves that Allo isn’t getting SMS support or being the stock Messaging app on the pixel phones

    • cadtek91

      Carrier required a stock SMS app, that’s why Google made Messenger, IIRC.

  • Rakoskjc

    200 off all Android phones at verizon. Just snagged 2 note 7s for 400 off total!

    • Synacks

      wait what!?

  • ali jawad

    Looks plastickity / iPhone clone… Nothing to see here. Move along now.

  • teknologikl

    Coming from a Droid Turbo i am concerned about the battery…

    • StargateNH

      Im on the original Droid Turbo…Still waiting for my marshmallow update. Battery life has not been great since it got updated to Lollipop. I was getting 105 days of life but went down to under 1 day. With all the battery saving in Nougat, I bet these 7.0+ phones will last as long as my OG Turbo.

      • vzwuser76

        “I was getting 105 days of life but went down to under 1 day.”

        I hope that was a typo!

        • M3D1T8R

          1.5 maybe?

      • StargateNH

        LOL, was 1.5 days, not 105. Sorry

  • calculatorwatch

    I’m most excited for the third color. I believe it was speculated to be some kind of blue? Hopefully more gender-neutral than last year’s mint 5X.

    • CabbageHeadCat.

      Probably that gunmetal blue of the Nexus 6.

  • Raskell

    Like my new ZTE Axon7. Gave up my N6P for it and it’s going fine.

  • Suicide_Note

    I can’t wait for the 4th so i can find out when i can order the XL and the Chromecast Ultra. Heck, maybe even the Google Router.

    • michael arazan

      4k chromecast and Google router definitely, I’ll wait till the reviews of the XL, or even another year and just keep using my N6

      • Suicide_Note

        I couldn’t get rid of my N6 fast enough. I went through three of them, and for unknown reasons they were all screwed up. I actually switched over to Windows Phone for a few months until the 6P was released.

  • Gekko

    i personally don’t like that “slide up to get to the App Drawer”. it isn’t as precise, fast, and easy as pressing an icon IMO. and i like using gestures (via Nova) so the whole Pixel Launcher is a non-starter anyway. and shaded dock is ugly, icons are insipid.

    • cadtek91

      You can tap the arrow, it’s a button.

      • Gekko

        kind of tiny – hence my precise comment. ever try to find a tiny clit? very frustrating.

        • sonicyoof

          After a few times hopefully it isn’t too difficult…

    • Synacks

      Agreed. That’s why Nova Launcher exists. Another reason why Galaxy phones work great once you drop Nova and kill about 100 or so packages with Package Disabler.

      • Gekko

        FYI – here’s a couple of great FREE apps that are hidden gems that aren’t well known that i use with Nova Gestures –

        1. “Shortcut to My apps” by devhomc – I use Nova Gesture “Swipe Up” to activate this App which checks for my App Updates.
        2. “Your system is up to date” by 75py – I use Nova Gesture “Swipe Up (Two Fingers)” to activate this App which checks for OS Updates.

    • That’s hardly a complaint. It’s a total non-issue considering how many easy alternatives exist. Takes all of 30 seconds to change it.

  • bruce strom

    Isn’t the line in the middle at the top a speaker?

    • cadtek91

      Yeah of course, that’s the earpiece.

      • bruce strom

        🔫 Lol duh😝

  • Bourne, Jason C.

    I need a GIF of Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny arguing over Pixel vs Nexus season…

    BB: Pixel season!
    DD: Nexus season!
    BB: Pixel season!
    DD: Nexus season!
    BB: Pixel season!
    DD: Nexus season!

  • Mark

    What is that messenger app in the dock?

    • Me

      Messenger?

    • cadtek91

      Google Messenger, icon specifically for Pixel Launcher.

  • Bobby Wright

    Oh thank goodness.. I thought there was gonna be a button on the front chin of the device.

    Its not ugly, just kinda boring looking. Either way, im sure they will run fast and be awesome 😀

    • cadtek91

      Boring? What would make it not “boring”?

      Remember the Nexus 5? Amazing and very aesthetically pleasing design.

      • Bobby Wright

        Of course I remember the phone I had for 3 years 🙂
        Its just very unassuming. Coming from an S7 Edge, most phones look the same. Doesn’t mean I’m not looking forward to it!

  • Me

    It kinda looks like a phone

  • Gekko

    fail. i’ll stock with my Nexus 6P. there’s no upgrade here. in fact, this is a downgrade. keep HTC far, far away from future Nexus/Pixel projects please. they fell asleep at the switch and stopped innovating years ago.

    • Orion

      A complete fail. I have a Nexus 6 and won’t upgrade to this trash. This is my upgrade year and now I can’t upgrade. Smh Google.

  • jak_341

    That chin and forehead…yuck. I can’t see these selling at all.

    • They will sell. Some people only buy stock Android and these will be as stock as you’re going to get.

  • taiyab Mouzam

    Looks like the m7, which is a good thing.

    • Synacks

      Except the part where front facing speakers aren’t present.

  • Andrew Branch

    It shall henceforth be referred to as the Google Jay Leno phone, all chin and forhead. Shamu in size with a Hammerhead screen. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ad44e7c78806742064cd7d2cfe114a3e1cc1d82788cbdd66864a465d76b5b19b.jpg

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    I haven’t used the new launcher much but it looks good here… The Picture Picker keeps crashing on my 6p

    • Bourne, Jason C.

      The new launcher is cool, my only “problem” is the static calendar and Google “pill” (at least let me move them).

      • Makes no sense that clicking the date doesn’t open a calendar app. This is why I don’t trust Google design. They’re clueless sometimes.

  • teebone

    Now I don’t mind the render of that. Some of the other pics I’ve seen, it doesn’t look good. Even though I am not an HTC fan, I might give them a try if the XL looks similar to this!!!!!

  • Bourne, Jason C.

    Question is: Will it be Nougat or Nougat* (Android with a few Pixel-only “enhancements”)? And if it is Nougat*, will the current Nexuses get the same?

  • The Drowning of the Lake

    Well, we already knew it was ugly. The more I look at it, the uglier it gets.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Looks good to me. Don’t know what Y’all expect these days but I love simplicity. And I love metal phones. I’ve been waiting for a high end 5 inch phone forever….

    • jbworldwide1

      But you’re an admitted HTC fan boy.

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        Lol true. But those 2 things aren’t mutually exclusive either. I think the iPhone has a simple design as well as the OG motor X for example

  • This and the iPhone 7 will complete in a no holds death match for KING OF THE BEZEL 2016!

    (Looks at non explosive Note 7 and nods) Thank you for the most efficient design of any smartphone to date.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      The iPhone is the bezel king….I think Apple has plans for that next year.

  • cadtek91

    Guys…the bezel is needed. Really. Where do you put your thumb when holding the phone to watch content? You can’t possibly hold the phone like you’re taking a picture, every time. People complained about the Nexus 7 bezels before released and those complaints stopped when people actually used the device.

    This phone looks great to me, except for the price, I will admit it’s a bit high, however, being a Pixel device, that’s understandable. Also I think that Google will not have any mentioned of the actual manufacturing company (HTC) when it comes to October 4.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Well to.be fair the price is high speculation. Even AP didn’t verify it.

      • Bourne, Jason C.

        But to be honest, if they’re going the “Apple” route AND using the Pixel name, it’s probably going to be at minimum “Nexus 6” pricing, starting, that is.

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          I don’t think those things are mutually exclusive. Doesn’t have to have iPhone pricing to compete with a high end market.

          • Bourne, Jason C.

            This is definitely true but I’m willing to play the odds since everything “Pixel” up until this point has been “premium” pricing. I want it to continue the “Nexus” pricing but something tells me Google has other plans.
            Plus, for the general public, if something costs a lot it MUST be premium, right? lol

          • michael arazan

            Sad but true.

    • Tim Buchanan

      But…bezel.

      • cadtek91

        So? The Nexus 5 has a bottom bezel about the same size, and fanboys say it’s the best Nexus. I agree.

        • Nexus 5 is smaller and easy to use one handed. Big bezels on big phones make them unwieldy.

          • M3D1T8R

            If the rumored specs are correct, Pixel will be only slightly larger than the Nexus 5.
            Nexus 5, 137.9 x 69.2 x 8.6 mm
            “Sailfish”, 143.8 x 69.5 x 7.3 mm
            (According to AA Render video post 9/10, see my previous post.)

            If correct, this is great, finally under 70mm width in a 5″ display, like I’ve been calling for for years. 6mm taller is not great, but the width matters more for easy one handed holding.

    • schoat333

      Hmm, I guess holding the phone by it sides is the wrong way to hold it. Didn’t Apple tell everyone this once?

    • Tim Hickey

      I love the justification of the bezel, yet I’m sure if this was the new iPhone people would be hating. I have a note 7, which I love, and IMO, has the best design of any phone currently available. Additionally, I used to clamor for on screen buttons, with the entire point to allow for smaller bezels and greater screen real estate. For reasons I don’t understand, manufacturers have begun moving towards on screen buttons, yet have maintained the same bezel size (even though the fingerprint reader is on the back of the device). Samsung’s use of the bezels is extremely well thought out, elegant and useful.

      I agree with the need for somewhat larger bezels on tablets as they are designed to be used with two hands, but for phones the minimal bezels have never caused an issue. On top of that there are now software functionalities being introduced that allow accidental touches to go unrecognized.

    • The only time my thumb is on the screen is when I’m interacting with it. I never rest my thumb on any bezel on a phone. My thumb hovers.

  • Malik

    As uninspired as it gets…

    • The Drowning of the Lake

      Pretty much.

  • Mark Snider

    Lots of bezel and it looks like they sacrificed front facing speakers despite the enormous chin. Unless it has a speaker setup similar to the 10

  • Isaac Ladd

    Circular icons now?

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      The New Launcher has Circular icons. Check AP for the launcher apk teardown leak.

    • Bourne, Jason C.

      Yup, they’re pretty much guaranteed to move in that direction now. Giving everything “uniformity”, even the new folders are round.

      • Isaac Ladd

        I’ve been looking forward to everything looking more uniform 👍

        • Shawn Spring

          This has been why I use Nova and icon packs, and have for years – my OCD kicks in every time I see the oddly misshapen icons of the Google/Nexus launcher and stock. I honestly can’t handle it.

  • cromo8

    I got excited then realized its clickbaity

  • Raphael Altendorf

    Monster!

  • Jes Marwaha

    its a phone.

  • October 4th can’t come fast enough for me!

  • Vivek

    bezel bezel bezel bezel!! google teleported way back to 2012.

    • C-Law

      Meh. N6p looked like it had large top and bottom bezels compared to myN 6 before it but I had no issues adjusting. What I’m more concerned about is whether it has front firing stereo speakers. And it doesn’t appear to. That’s pretty much a deal breaker from me and really weird if an htc made phone doesn’t have it since they like to do that. Hopefully the XL has it. If not, my n6p is still doing great

    • Guest

      II’m disappointed with how big it is considering there are no front facing speakers

      • cadtek91

        So you don’t like the Nexus 5 either?

        • Averix

          You mean a phone from 3 years ago? I think that’s the point. This is taking a step backwards in design with no benefit to the customer.

          • cadtek91

            Except people today still think that the Nexus 5 was the best Nexus 5 to date.

          • ultravisitor

            Um, the Nexus 5 was THE ONLY Nexus 5 to date.

          • Lol. Rekd

          • steadymobb

            debatable

          • Averix

            I still have one on my desk. It was/is a great phone. Its cost to design/performance ratio hasn’t been beaten yet.

          • Cory S

            Yep, and it still feels faster than my Note 7.

          • steadymobb

            Sure. Pics or it didn’t happen

          • Cory S

            Pictures of…fast?

          • steadymobb

            haha, no, of you owning a Note 7 – PARTIALLY joking, just don’t know why you’d buy a note 7 if your phone from 3 years ago is faster? Wouldn’t you return it?

          • Cory S

            Camera, battery life, build quality, water Resistance, display quality… Speed isn’t everything. I’m on JoD so I’ve had every phone Samsung has released in the last couple of years and they’ve all been jabky after a month or two.

          • Jason Benator

            Pretty sure oneplus cost ratio has beat it.. Oneplus 3 snap dragon 820 6gb ram internal 64gb nfc fingerprint etc… under $400

          • Allen George

            And no CDMA support so automatically trash.

        • Ghost0911

          The Nexus 5 is still one of the best looking phones to date (along with the V10) and it looks nothing like this render. This thing might as well have an apple logo stamped on it.

      • michael arazan

        With bezels that big, you’d think it would be a no-brainer to have dual speakers with that much real estate

        • Aardvark99

          No room due to the headphone jack!

          • Jilljsmith4

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    • Me

      Regular customers don’t care about bezels

      • AK

        Regular customers don’t buy Nexus devices (I doubt changing the name to Pixel and increasing the price will change this)

        • tu3218

          Unfortunately.

        • cadtek91

          Regular customers also don’t buy their phones at full price they stick with whatever their carrier does, and the heavy marketing, as a phone #madebyGoogle will make it easier.

          • Dane

            Google did the whole sell through verizon exclusive twice already and it was some their worst phones. The nexus 6 and galaxy nexus. I’m not too optimistic about what I’m seeing here. But I’m open to them blowing me away with what they announce on Oct 4th

          • Frettfreak

            I am gonna be so pissed if they put these on a carrier exclusive with verizon honestly. I have broken my curved screen S7E 3 freaking times and i am done with it and dont have many other options with tmo at the moment. this would hold me over til i can see what the s8 will bring next year. But its been a while since i had a google device and kinda want to give it a go!

          • rodney11ride

            why is everyone thinking verizon exclusive. absolutely no rumors…

          • Dane
          • Jason Benator

            Three times? Why not just buy a drop case…

          • PoisonApple31

            Man, you gotta quit drinking so much!

          • JRomeo

            everytime google creates their yearly phone (yes even including the two that have been on verizon), they have still always had it available to buy it direct from google, so no worries.

          • Charles Rogers

            What have you done to that beautiful phone!?

          • M3D1T8R

            Nexus 6 is pretty great, still probably the best overall “small tablet” option if you ask me. Only wish battery life was a bit better.

          • Dane

            I know a few people that loved that phone. I personally thought it was too big and and too expensive. I also thought it’s display wasn’t that great for being QHD, the battery life wasn’t that good, and the camera wasn’t that great but at least it had autoHDR mode. I believe Google admitted they disappointed in their Nexus 6 sales numbers (“Sluggish” was a word I remember them saying in response to their sales numbers). And the Galaxy Nexus had a horrible camera and terrible battery life. Both phones Google through out there through their site and Verizon and charged, even by today’s standards, a lot of money.

          • Ivo Shandor

            I’m one of those people. I’ve been pleasantly surprised by my N6. I never thought I’d like a phone this big, but after a few days I got used to it and don’t really want to go back to anything less that 5.5″. Just personal preference. I got it back in November when Amazon had a fire sale on them for $199 (Black Friday deal, thanks MKB) and I got my son one. I used it for a week and liked it so much I sold my MotoX Gen 2 and kept one of the three i bought.
            My experience with the phone has been fantastic battery life (especially since 6.0), camera is really good as long as you have decent light (OIS is always great to have), front stereo speakers are great and it’s still blisteringly fast. I’m actually surprised at how much I ended up loving this phone. I keep getting tempted to buy a 6P and when they fire sale those I probably will, but I really have nothing much bad to say about this phone. As you mentioned, the screen isn’t the very best, especially when compared to the new Sammy phones, but then again it is a 2 year old phone that used an older panel, so that’s not a shocker.

          • rebretz000

            The Galaxy Nexus wasn’t promoted at all. I don’t think there was one commercial or advertisement.

          • PoisonApple31

            But this one looks like an iPhone!

          • Katiersmith3

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        • Kanoosh

          regular customers NEED to buy it tho , google doens’t make them for just hardcore fans, that was never their intentions or else they wouldn’t sell them to the public..

          • That’s true. But, regular customers are called regular customers for a reason..

      • steadymobb

        Regular customers don’t care how their phone looks? Ha, right.

        • Chris

          They do, but bezels have nothing to do with it. The iPhone is the most popular phone of all time. No one that I have ever met or seen even remotely cares about the bezels on that phone. The average consumer doesn’t care about bezels.

          • blindexecutioner

            If iOS was available on hardware that looked like a galaxy s7 I think it would be obvious people care. Right now they have no choice but to use Apple hardware.

          • Jim

            The iPhone has like 15% market share now? That’s really not popular no matter how much the Kool aid drinkers want to believe it is.

          • EnterTheNexus

            Kool Aid Drinkers? What do you mean by that?

          • It still takes a lion’s share of the industry profits, no matter the market share. I despise apple and cannot stand the stupid iPhone, but, is hard to argue against their profit numbers..

          • glimmerman76

            yeah know thats worldwide. Here in the USA which is really apples target market its almost 49% of all devices are apple.

          • pappy53

            You aren’t really that dumb, are you?….smh

          • jb

            dont confuse iOS 15% marketshare with marketshare of their latest phone vs any one oems latest phone….

            its iOS vs android, yes…but not Apple vs Android

          • rodney11ride

            this x1000. not one friend has complained about the absolutely hideous bezels on iphones.

      • C-Law

        There’s really nothing wrong with them at that size

      • dcdttu

        As a non-regular customer, if it’s the same size as the Nexus 5 I’ll be happy.

    • Ryan N

      Here’s to hoping the XL has a better screen to bezel ratio… We’ve seen the back of the XL but if I remember correctly the only front we’ve seen is of the smaller pixel.

      • calculatorwatch

        The leak with the white versions showed the front of both. Looks like the XL has even larger bezels, but maybe not scaled up quite as much as the screen size, so the ratio might be a little better.

    • Adam Benson

      Yes, Bezels are way too big.They need to make it look like the Mate 8. Then I would consider it. Ugly as hell.

    • Jmill75

      So here’s an idea….dont buy it then. Simple as that.

      I for one will be picking one up on release day.

      The great thing about Android is choice. There is something out there for everyone. If you do not like Google’s implementation, there is 100’s of other devices to meet your needs.

      Now, with that being said the damn thing isn’t even out yet and you are judging by a flipping press render. How bout actually touching the device first then make your decision.

      • SHunter

        Be together, not the same!

    • ChrisI

      w/o FF speakers, I just don’t understand the need of that size

      • blindexecutioner

        They want it to look like an iPhone. They are copying the look and price thinking that’s what people want.

        • michael arazan

          Technically it’s an HTC device and they want it to look like an iPhone and paid apple Billions for “likeness” rights. And google probably got a good deal on pre-fab shells laying around that HTC couldn’t use because no one is buying their devices.

          • illregal

            You know the cross licensing deal went into effect when HTC was about to ban the iphone for LTE patents right?? And you know the iphones borrow everything from HTC right? May wanna do some research, you sound stupid.

    • Pixelmeda_9

      even more puzzling: what’s the point of creating this phone?

      to postpone HTC’s bankruptcy?
      to showcase what?
      to compete with whom?
      to make money?
      to fragment Android further?
      to “prove” Google’s hardware division isn’t dead?

    • interstellarmind

      I actually like bezels. Makes holding the device while watching Netflix so much easier.

    • Tyler

      Yeah the nexus 5 bezels were awful it’s a shame these phones are the same estimated screen to bezel ratio.

    • Shadowstare

      Teleported over to 2012, or on a current iphone.

  • Tony Lopez

    Mine 2!

  • Butane87

    Mine!!

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Android 7.1*