Google’s upcoming smartphones might be called the Pixel and Pixel XL. According to Android Police, the device currently code named ‘Sailfish’ will be called the Pixel. The larger device which is code named ‘Marlin’ will be called Pixel XL. There were reports that Google was planning to ditch the Nexus Name. Google launched their Pixel C tablet last year, the new brand name may also lead to more devices in the same lineup.
The HTC Marlin may have a 5.5 inch QHD display with a resolution of 1440×2560 pixels. It has a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor and Adreno 430 GPU with 4 GB RAM. The handset has 32 GB internal storage, but there is no word if there is MicroSD card support. According to the new reports, it will be called as the ‘Pixel XL’.
Nexus Sailfish or the ‘Pixel’ will have a smaller 5 inch full HD (1920×1080) display. All other features will be same as the Nexus Marlin. Including the Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor and Adreno 430 GPU with 4 GB RAM. Both the handsets are also expected to have fingerprint scanner and NFC support.
In a separate report, Android Police also reported that Google will be launching two smartphones on October 4th. They might also launch the new Chromecast and Daydream VR headset. The new Chromecast is expected to support 4K video and it could be called as the Chromecast Plus or Chromecast Ultra. There is also a chance for the company to launch an updated version of the Chromecast Audio this year.
The new VR Headset might be called as the Daydream view. Unlike Google’s previous headset, the Google Cardboard, the new device will be made of plastic and would house additional lenses and sensors.