TPU cases for Google’s upcoming Pixel and Pixel XL are allegedly up for sale in bulk over at AliExpress. While these are just cases for two yet unconfirmed and unreleased phones, it’s quite possible that the cases were based on the specs of phone schematics allowing them to be ready in time for the phone’s launch, which could happen soon after the rumored announcement that is set to take place in the beginning of next month on October 4th. Having said that, if these are in fact cases for Google’s upcoming phone releases, it gives a slight idea of what the final design of these phones will be.
Based on the images of the cases, the Pixel XL will have a fingerprint sensor on the back of the device that appears to be in the same position of the fingerprint sensors found on the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P that were launched last Fall. The case also has a cutout for the rear-facing camera in the top left corner that is rather slim, suggesting the actual camera lens and flash will be somewhat small, as well as cutouts for what looks like a 3.5mm audio port on the top left of the device when looking at the case from the front, which would suggest that the Pixel XL will be coming with an audio port. You can also make out the cutouts for the volume rocker and power button of the device which would be on the right side of the phone if these are indeed cases for the Pixel XL.
When it comes to the case for the Pixel, cutouts show in exactly the same spots for the volume rocker, power button, cameras, fingerprint sensor, and 3.5mm audio port, and the case actually looks to be the same shape as the case for the Pixel XL, simply fitted for a smaller sized screen. The case listings also note the size of the display for each phone, which are labeled as 5.5-inches for the Pixel XL and 5.2-inches for the Pixel. Both cases are up for sale in lots, 300 cases for the Pixel XL and 100 cases for the Pixel, with prices set at $252 for a Pixel XL lot and $97 for a lot of Pixel cases, with both lots including cases in a range of colors. While it’s possible that these could be cases for the Pixel and Pixel XL, it’s also important to keep in mind that this is a leak, so these may not actually be based on the official designs of the phone. There have been plenty of leaks about the phone designs leading up to now, so the case manufacturer could have been working off of those leaked designs. Also worth noting, is that one of the most recent leaks for the Pixel XL which surfaced earlier this week, seems to show the volume and power buttons on the right side of the phone just as these cases depict.