Google is planning to replace its beloved Nexus smartphones with new devices that will fall into the Pixel brand. They’ll get their official unveiling on October 4, but new photos that have leaked out early suggest they look just like iPhone clones.
Google has reportedly been planning high-end Android devices that can go head-to-head with the iPhone for some time. Not only are they expected to offer cutting-edge specifications and features, but also fancy designs made from premium materials.
HTC has been tasked with building the first Pixel smartphones, which are expected to come in 5- and 5.5-inch variants. Leaked images of the new handsets reveal they look a lot like the HTC One A9, which is probably the closest you’ll get to an iPhone that runs Android.
Just like Apple’s latest smartphones, Google’s Pixel handsets appear to have metal unibodies with rounded edges, and 2.5D curved glass. They won’t have physical Home buttons like the iPhone — Google doesn’t like those — but they will have fingerprint scanners on their backs.
In addition to the pictures above, the new Pixel phones can be seen in the leaked Nest commercial below. Watch closely around the 9-second mark.
Google today confirmed an event for October 4, which is when the Pixel lineup is expected to be made official. According to recent rumors, they’ll be powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, and Android 7.0 Nougat.