Almost everything about Google’s first phone has been revealed, just days before the company hoped to announce it.
Carphone Warehouse has accidentally published a huge number of photos, slides and specs ahead of the release of Google’s own Pixel and Pixel XL phones.
Google is looking to officially launch the first phones that it has designed and built itself this week. But gradually a host of information has made its way into the world.
Previous leaks have suggested that there will be two phones, one big and one small. They look mostly similar to every other phone, including those from Apple and Samsung: a brushed steel back, white front, rounded corners and visible antenna lines sweeping around the back.
But the new leak shows the full specs for the phone. It says that there will be 5-inch and 5.5-inch displays, Snapdragon 821 processors and 4GB of RAM. Customers will be able to choose between 32GB and 128GB of internal storage.
The phones will also include what looks like a fingerprint scanner on the back for getting into it. And it will also have a USB C port on the bottom, for charging and data.
Much of Carphone Warehouse’s advertising revolves more around recent Android features than the phone’s hardware. That’s likely a way of pointing to the fact that its own Google’s own phones – the Nexus models, which were made by other companies under the direction of Google – actually get the new versions of Android when they come out.
The ads suggest that owners of the phone will get some extra features, like free photo storage with Google Photos. And they will have access to Google’s new suite of messaging and video calls apps – Google Allo and Duo, both of which were revealed earlier this year.
The leak also shows that the new phone will be able to be bought with Live Cases, which are made by Google especially for the phones and use images from Google Earth and other places so that the case matches the phone’s wallpapers.
As such, the only remaining information that Google appears to have left to reveal is pricing, availability and release dates for the new phone.