The folks over at Carphone Warehouse in the UK pushed a button a little bit early, making their pages for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL live. That means a whole mess of specs are now known, presumably they're the final details of the upcoming phones.
Naturally the page has now been taken down but just as naturally it was all captured first by Android Police. They nabbed a bunch of screenshots which show off the marquee features of Google's new handsets. We're also going to go ahead and assume they'll be available at Carphone Warhouse.
It seems that there are some changes in store for these handsets, including a suite of products like Allo and Duo and the presence of the new Google Assistant- which is more than just a rebranded Google Now. There's also word that you'll be able to avail of unlimited full size photo backups with Google Photos once you invest in one of their handsets.
It's looking like a major relaunch for Google's smartphone brand but it has to be said that the phones themselves, in 5 inch and 5.5 inchs screen varieties, are a bit dull. They've got rounded edges and a rear mounted fingerprint scanner but otherwise look like pretty much everything else on the market.
As far back as the Nexus 4 and the more recent 6P, there has been an attempt to stand out a little from the crowd- mostly in terms of high specs but also design elements. The word is that there's not much on the inside to get excited about either - both phones have a Snapdragon 821 process with 4 gigs of RAM and 32 or 128 gigs of storage. The 5 inch model is at 1080p, the 5.5 inch XL at 1440p. They have decent sized batteries, offer fast charging and have 12MP and 8MP cameras. So much ho and hum.
All we can do is hope that Google has something else to show off, or a fancy hidden feature, at its event on the 4th of October, 2016.