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Update (9/27): VentureBeat has just issued an update to its original post with a press render of the Google Pixel XL. As you can see, it’s not too different from the original Pixel press render. It sports the same launcher, same overall design, and same round icons as the standard Pixel.

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Original post (9/26): Google’s October 4th event is right around the corner, and this year the search giant has been far more revealing than they have in years past. The hype train is in full gear, and now we’re seeing what appears to be an official image of the Google Pixel coming from VentureBeat. The publication also says that they are confirming that the Pixel and it’s bigger sister the Pixel XL will be unveiled at the October 4th event (an assumption that had previously been all but confirmed).

The device we’re seeing in the image is allegedly the Pixel, and not the larger Pixel XL. It’s a very minimalist device that looks pretty unassuming. The bezels seem a bit large, and the buttons appear to be positioned on the right side of the device with the power button riding above the volume rockers.

According to rumors, this smaller device is expected to start at $649, which would set the bar of the Pixel line in a notably higher price range than the now seemingly abandoned Nexus brand. Both devices are expected to initially launch on Verizon and as unlocked devices in the US.

What are your thoughts regarding this look at the Google Pixel? Any remarks on the design? Let us know your opinion in the comments below!

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