With the Nexus brand set to become no more Google is preparing to reveal the rebrand in an event on October the 4th, with new smartphones – and, possibly, a 7-inch tablet being released under the new Pixel brand.
This new information about the existence of a Pixel tablet comes from renowned and more-often-than-not reliable leaker Evan Blass (@evleaks) who suggests a 7-inch display and 4GB of RAM will come included when the Huawei-made slate arrives ‘before the end of the year’ – the best available date for its arrival being at the Google event next month.
Google’s Huawei-built 7-inch tablet, with 4GB RAM, on track for release before the end of the year.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) September 5, 2016
We know nothing about the tablet as of yet – this news is fresh off the press (or the tweet), but we have heard a little bit about the mobile handsets which are rumoured to come in two models: Pixel and Pixel XL.
Differences between the two are believed to mainly be construction and materials used (the XL being metallic) and both will be made by HTC and are rumoured to be formerly known as “Marlin” and “Sailfish” – handsets that were once set to become Nexus phones.
Specs for the (now) Pixel XL include 5.5-inch QHD display with 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, Adreno 530 GPU with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, expandable. A 13-megapixel main camera and 3,450mAh battery are expected, and both the Pixel and Pixel XL will be the debut platforms for Google’s new Android N (7.1) operating system.
With Apple’s event scheduled for tomorrow (Wednesday 7th September), and Samsung having recently launched the Galaxy Note 7 (not without its hiccups) adding Google into the Autumn release schedule means the smartphone and tablet market entering Christmas 2016 and further into 2017 is really heating up (if you’ll pardon the pun).
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