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.