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Google sends invite for Pixel smartphone launch on Oct. 5

Google is sending out invites to an October 4th event that’s expected to reveal, in full, new flagship Android phones, likely tagged with its Pixel branding. We’re sure the company has more than a new phone or two. The video shared on Google’s official YouTube channel, shows a rectangular search box taking the shape of a smartphone with the date October 4 mentioned next to it and the Google logo appearing at the end.

Google’s Pixel phones have been code-named ‘Sail-fish’ and ‘Marlin’, and according to leaked benchmarks, the phones will run Android Nougat 7.1 version of the OS. Google has already started rolling out Android Nougat 7.0 to older Nexus smartphones, which is a first since usually the new OS was rolled out after new Nexus phones were launched. According to leaks, Marlin is the flagship smartphone of the two devices with a 5.5-inch Quad HD AMOLED display, and will run Snapdragon 821 chipset along with 4GB RAM and 128GB storage space.

The invite showcases a range of photos, some understandably taken in low lighting conditions. This likely suggests the capability of the camera on Google’s upcoming smartphones. The last year’s Nexus smartphones were  lauded for their cameras, we can’t wait to see what kind of  improvements Google has in store for this year’s phones.

It is expected that upcoming smartphones will be named the Pixel and Pixel XL. HTC is reportedly making both the new smartphones for Google this year. Last year, Google had partnered with Huawei and LG for the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X smartphones.

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