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Google’s Pixel & Pixel XL Rumors, Release Date, News: New Features Leaks, But Devices Will Not Have Waterproof Build

Google is said to unveil the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones on October 4.
Google is said to unveil the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones on October 4.
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Google is said to unveil the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones on October 4, but there is still much that is not known about either handset in any official capacity, such as the specs, hardware, as well as the price.

A new rumor has just surfaced which suggests that the Pixel and the Pixel XL will both come with an IP53 rating only, it means the devices are technically water and dust resistant, but not by much.

While there was no confirmation that the Pixel and the Pixel XL will arrive with a water-resistant build, the smartphones are likely expected, especially top-end flagships, to withstand water to a certain degree, according to Android Headlines.

The news seems unfortunate for tech fans who are hoping to pick up either of Google's latest smartphones this year and need not to worry so much about potential water damage, considering the rumored cost of the base model of the Pixel is $649.

However, recent leaks of Google's Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones revealed almost everything there is to know about the handsets, but it looks like the tech company has more surprises in store for the people, especially on the smartphone's software side.

The features aren't going to be only for the Pixel smartphones. As Google appears to be tired with Google Now and Google Now on Tap. In Google Search app's version 6.5.26, Google Now cards have been renamed to Feed, while Now on Tap is now dubbed as Screen search, based on the report of BGR.

The Pixel software features are likely linked to the launch of the Google Assistant, which will probably come along when Google's Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones come out as part of the rumored Android 7.1 Nougat update.

Anyway, Google's Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones are expected to be packed with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 32GB, 128GB storage options, as well as a 4GB RAM, CNET reported.

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