As the calendar has now turned to October, the fall smartphone season continues to heat up. With the latest Galaxy Note from Samsung and iPhones from Apple now announced, anticipation turns to what is next from other manufacturers including OnePlus, Razer and Google, all of which have events lined up for later this month.
While some of these companies have kept their phones under wraps, Google’s rumored upcoming Pixels have appeared all over the internet in recent months, even popping up in the back of a Lyft.
Here’s a roundup of what we expect at Google’s big event on Oct. 9.
Names and design
Similar to last year, Google is expected to introduce two new Pixel phones: a Pixel 3 and larger Pixel 3 XL. Both phones are slated to get design upgrades and feature two front cameras. The Pixel 3 is expected to look like last year’s Pixel 2 XL, with smaller bezels, while still maintaining the smaller form factor and 5.4-inch display – that’s slightly larger than last year’s 5-inch Pixel 2.
The Pixel 3 XL, meanwhile, is seen as beefing up to roughly 6.7 inches (from 6 inches) and embracing the edge-to-edge screen with a notch design Apple, LG, OnePlus and nearly every other major manufacturer except Samsung has adopted for its top phones over the last year and a half.
While notches have become common, coupling them with two selfie cameras makes for an interesting design. Here are what both phones are expected to look like, courtesy of Android Headlines.
Noted phone leaker Evan Blass has also tweeted out a closer look at both phones.
There are rumors that Google will introduce a third Pixel phone, but thus far nothing substantial has leaked.
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Source: USA Today