Carphone Warehouse has already made their store listings for the Pixel and Pixel XL live, showcasing the devices in more pictures and confirming specifications previously only rumored. These aren't leaks anymore - these are actual listings for the new devices. Granted, all of this is subject to change until the official announcement in two days, but most of these specifications have already been leaked.

The images confirm that Google will provide free unlimited photo backups, at maximum resolution, through Google Photos for both devices. This was previously hinted at in a teardown of Google Photos back in May, but the page makes no mention of a potential expiration date, or if maximum resolution uploads will be limited to the Pixel device itself (and not any device with the linked Google account). Additional photos advertise Google Allo and Duo, quick charging over USB Type-C, Google Assistant, and the return of Live Cases.

Both devices will be powered by a Snapdragon 821 CPU clocked at 2.15GHz, with 4GB of RAM and with either 32GB or 128GB of internal storage. They have AMOLED displays with Gorilla Glass 4, at 1080p for the Pixel and 1440p for the Pixel XL.

The battery size on the Pixel is 2770mAh, just a bit larger than the 2700mAh cell found in the Nexus 5X. The Pixel XL has a larger 3450mAh battery, identical to the Nexus 6P. Both devices run Android 7.1 out of the box and have fingerprint sensors, as well as nanoSIM slots for cellular connectivity. According to the listing, both have 8MP front and 12MP back cameras with optical image stabilization.

Perhaps most interestingly, both devices are listed as having microSD card slots, most likely an error from Carphone Warehouse. Still, it's worth noting, and would certainly differentiate the new Pixel line from the Nexus lineup.

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