Over the past few weeks, we have heard inevitable rumors and whispers about 2016’s Nexus phone lineup. They all point towards the fact that we should expect the range to be called “Pixel” instead of the age-old “Nexus”, along with a new design for the flagship phone.

As it turns out, today we have our clearest image of the 2016 Google “Pixel” yet. The device graces us with a full front view of the hardware, and also reveals a slightly unfamiliar software interface. This model is believed to be the standard sized 5″ version.

google_pixel_narrowThe launcher is the same one that was pulled from system dump several weeks back, featuring a redesigned search bar and dock at the bottom of the screen. The navigation buttons in the navigation bar are, however, slightly different and are a solid color, as opposed to the outline that has graced Android since the dawn of time.

Hardware wise, there is nothing radical. The volume rockers and power buttons are on the right side of the phone, with the typical speaker and camera setup on the top bezel. The back side is expected to feature a fingerprint scanner, and should look like something like this:

Courtesy: HTCsource.com
Courtesy: HTCsource.com

The Google Pixel is expected to come in two version, one 5″ and the other likely 5.5″. The supposed specs for the smaller variant are outlined below:

  • 5″ 1080p display
  • Quad-core 2.0GHz 64-bit processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 32GB Storage
  • 2770mAh battery
  • 12MP camera

The devices are expected to be announced on the 4th of October 2016, during Google’s annual hardware event. Are you looking forward to the announcement?

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