Google is yet again poised to introduce the Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones next month. But even before its release, the Google Pixel phone is already making some waves including rumors that it has ‘stolen’ one of the iPhone’s main features.
According to recent leaks, one of the striking features of the Google phone is a technology similar to Apple’s 3D Touch. It is common knowledge that Apple just introduced this technology last year. This feature, which is present in their iPhone 6 and 7 handsets, requires a special type of hardware which creates a pressure-sensitive display.
Aside from this similar feature, the Pixel phone is said to be equipped with Daydream VR support. Although not confirmed yet, the Google ads for the phone seem to hint about this. The analogy seems much clearer in its Brooklyn Bridge Park ad set along the city skyline, with a sense of depth which gives the person the feeling that they are entering another reality through virtual reality. Even the invites to the official event look like it is using the same analogy.
According to HNGN, the Pixel XL is expected to be sporting a 5.5-inch QHD display with 2,560 x 1,440 pixels and has 4 GB of RAM. Moreover, the Pixel XL is said to have a dual rear camera with 12 megapixels for the primary and 8 megapixels for the front-facing one. The report also said that it will have 128 GB of storage plus 1 TB of expansion using a microSD card.
On the other hand, TechRadar said that the Google Pixel phone will have the next-level Snapdragon 821 processor, which enables it to so support the Daydream VR. It will also be running on the new Android Nougat.
Along with the release of the Pixel Phone, there are rumors that Google will give up expansion on its Nexus phones. All of these will be revealed on October 4 as suggested by the Google ads. The said event will kick off at 9am PT/12pm ET/5pm BT.