The smartphones will ditch the Nexus branding and reportedly be built by HTC.
The Google Pixel, the smaller of the two devices, was first detailed under its Sailfish codename by Android Police in June. That report said the phone would have a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core 2.0GHz 64-bit processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 2770 mAh battery, a 12MP rear camera, and an 8MP front camera. It also said users could expect a top-mounted headphone jack, a fingerprint scanner on the rear (à la Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P), and a USB-C port on the bottom. The Google Pixel XL will sport similar specs except for a 5.5-inch QHD display, presumably more powerful processor, and a 3450mAh battery, also according to Android Police.
The phones are said to launch on Verizon unlocked for a starting price of $649.
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