Rumor rundown of Google’s forthcoming Pixel and Pixel XL handsets
Rumor rundown of Google’s forthcoming Pixel and Pixel XL handsets

Tech giant Google is expected to unveil its two next-generation Android-powered smartphones at an October 4 event, but rumors about the forthcoming handsets have been making rounds on the Internet for quite some time now.

According to the rumors, Google's 2016 smartphones are manufactured by Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC; and will come with 'Pixel' branding in place of the 'Nexus' branding which Google has been using thus far for its handsets.

The new Google handset with 5.1-inch screen will likely be called Pixel; while its bigger counterpart, with a 5.5-inch screen, will be dubbed Pixel XL. The Google Pixel handset will probably be priced at $649 for a 32GB variant; whereas the cost of the 32GB model of Google Pixel XL handset will probably be $749.

Some of rumors and leaks about Google's new handsets have also been suggesting that, so far as the design of the handsets is concerned, both the devices will come with a smooth metal back, with the top half seemingly being a glass panel in which the fingerprint sensor, the camera and LED flash modules will be housed.

Moreover, it is also rumored that both the Pixel and Pixel XL handsets will be powered by the Snapdragon 820 or the Snapdragon 821 processor, and will come with 4GB of RAM as well as 12-megapixel or 13-megapixel rear cameras.