We know, we know, there are only a few more hours until the Google event, but details about the Pixel phones just keep on spilling. Our latest peeks come courtesy of Verizon Enterprises, which, as you can probably tell from the name, sells smartphones and plans to businesses, and prolific tech leaker Evan Blass (@evleaks). On Verizon's site, both Pixel and Pixel XL listings showed up on the "SmartPhones" page, but they didn't lead to any live listings; however, there's still some info we've gleaned.
Google Pixel (bottom) and Pixel XL (top) for Verizon Wireless, in blue and silver pic.twitter.com/o1phG9esbP
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) October 4, 2016
With Evan's tweet, pretty much nothing is left to the imagination; the Very Silver and Really Blue (affectionately known as "Fisher Price Blue" around the AP offices) colors are displayed in full glory. Interestingly, there's no Verizon logo on these devices (hooray!). We can clearly see the contrasting shades of blue that Google has chosen to go with for the glass and metal portions. There's a prominent "G" on the back. On the side, we can see HTC's influence with the ridged power button and volume rocker on the right side, and nanoSIM slot on the left. Strangely, we don't see the addition of the voice search button in the Google tab that we saw with a previous leak. And yes, the bezels are indeed that big.
Verizon Enterprise's listings.
Now, onto Verizon's listings. Although they've just been taken down, we've already extracted all of the material we need. We can see that Verizon will offer all three color options and both storage configurations. Oddly, Verizon didn't allow me to choose Really Blue with 128GB for either device; only 32GB was compatible with the oddly-named blue. We don't know if this was a mistake on Verizon's part, but it's worth noting. There's also something called Google Magic listed as a feature; we've never heard of this, and frankly, we're not exactly sure what it is. Guess away, folks.
On mobile, the blurb about the Pixel phones reveals a bit more. It confirms that the Pixel will feature a 5-inch 1080p AMOLED panel and that the XL will sport a 5.5-inch 1440p AMOLED unit. There's something called "zero touch provisioning" mentioned. Google Assistant, the aforementioned Google Magic software, and all-day battery life also get a shout. Judging from the wording here, we're inclined to believe that Google Magic will be an entire ecosystem of things.
Some excellent detective work.
A fast-fingered redditor (/u/abattleofone) also grabbed the pricing for the devices. When subsidized, the Pixel in 32GB guise will cost $199.99 (typical for Verizon phones that retail for $650); with 128GB, it'll cost $299.99. The redditor wasn't able to grab the 32GB Pixel XL's price, but found the 128GB XL's price to be $419.99 - that's $120 more than the 128GB standard model. Using basic math skills, we can infer that the 32GB XL will go for $319.99. Considering that we're fairly certain the Pixel will retail for $650, unsubsidized, the 32GB Pixel XL's price may very well be $770 (and $870 for the 128GB XL).
There's a lot to think about here. Personally, I'm most curious about what Google Magic is. Good thing we won't have to wait too long to find out!'
TechnoBuffalo has obtained images of the black Pixel and Pixel XL. Here they are: