Google Teases Pixel Phones' Camera Capabilities

Mere hours after a Nest commercial seemingly showcased one of the upcoming Google Pixel smartphones, the Mountain View-based tech giant is teasing us with what are most likely photos taken with its next phone. If you check out the newly-opened subdomain, you'll see a picture of a rectangle and a date: October 4th. But wait, if you wait a little bit longer, a slideshow of some captivating photos will start inside the rectangle. It isn't explicitly stated, but it's definitely implied that the showcased photos were taken with one or both of the upcoming smartphones that are yet to be officially unveiled by Google.

Looking at the type of photos, it's almost hard to believe they were taken with a smartphone but that could be exactly what Google is hinting at - Pixel and Pixel XL may bring some significant advancements to the table in terms of camera quality. You can check out all of the photos in the gallery below but note that they aren't full-sized so it's hard to comment on their specifics. In any case, it's expected we'll have more information about Google Pixel and Pixel XL after the tech giant finally unveils the two on October 4th.

As for what we know right now, there have been plenty of rumors surrounding Google's next phone duo in recent weeks. Yesterday, sources suggested that one of the two will sport a $649 price tag but there have been conflicting reports about which one that will be. Whatever turns out to be the case, all of the reports claimed that the aforementioned price will be slapped on the 32GB model. Furthermore, a recent Geekbench leak suggests that the Pixel XL will feature 4GB of RAM and a quad-core Qualcomm chip clocked at 1.59GHz. The benchmarked device also ran Android 7.1 Nougat which isn't the first piece of information implying that all of the upcoming Google devices will skip Android 7.0. As for the system-on-chip that's expected to power the upcoming Pixel devices, most rumors point to the Snapdragon 820 though some sources have even speculated about Google using the Snapdragon 821. All in all, there's not much to do now but wait for the October 4th when Google is expected to officially announce both the Pixel and the Pixel XL.

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