Look, we know this isn’t a high quality photo, or even a photo that should be described with the word “quality” anywhere near it, but we’re told that this is a picture of the soon to be released Pixel XL. Of course, this is a horrible crop, presumably to remove some identifying images from elsewhere in the photo, but Twitter user @usbfl posted this picture earlier today to show us the new look of the phone (such as it is).
The Pixel XL pic.twitter.com/i18javvZ9x
— phone (@usbfl) September 13, 2016
Perhaps the most telling thing is the use of the new Nougat-style home button. Besides this, noting the blurry camera and cropping, we can’t really tell anything much at all from looking at this device, except that it seems to have some proprietary marking at the bottom of the front face. In our experience, this is probably a pre-production sample, that that marking probably says “Not for retail sale” or similar.
With a rumoured launch just a couple of weeks away on 4 October, we’ll all soon know more, and soon.