closedownarrowexternal-linklogo-verticalmenu-barsearch Skip to main content
  1. uSwitch.com
  2. News
  3. 2016
  4. October
  5. Google Pixel details leaked by Carphone Warehouse

Google Pixel details leaked by Carphone Warehouse

google pixel cpw leak

Carphone Warehouse has accidentally let slip Google’s plans for its brand new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, confirming a slew of rumours about the devices.

The retailer has confirmed that Google will offer a tweaked version of Android with both its new phones.

This means it will come with its Allo personal assistant and Duo video chat app, as well as a new–look home screen.

Photography enthusiasts will be offered unlimited cloud storage for their images, a clear challenge to Apple which limits its iCloud service to 5GB of free access.

There will also be fast–charging via a USB–C port, something that rival Android phones have offered for some time.

Carphone claims there will be microSD support too, although this has been disputed by some Google-watchers.

The ability to store more files would give the Pixel and Pixel XL a definite edge on Apple’s new iPhones.

There are also rumours that the unique, somewhat divisive design of the rear of the phone may be related to plans for a secondary touchscreen.

Google is set to launch its new devices, one with a 5–inch screen, the other with a 5.5–inch display, later today.

Prices are expected to be broadly in line with Samsung's top-end Galaxy phones, the Note 7 and Galaxy S7.

Category: News
Tagged: google

Sign up for updates

Join our email list to get the inside line on the latest phones and money-saving offers. And we’ll help you make informed buying decisions with handset reviews and consumer guides too.

Latest news:

Sign up for updates

Join our email list to get the inside line on the latest phones and money-saving offers. And we’ll help you make informed buying decisions with handset reviews and consumer guides too.

back to top