Leaked render of the Pixel shows off new software tweaks.

We're one week away from the launch of the Pixel and Pixel XL. The handsets have leaked in live photos last week, and this time around we're being treated to an alleged press render of the Pixel. The leak comes from Evan Blass, and showcases the new home screen with the Pixel Launcher, circular icons, and redesigned navigation buttons. The phones will be built by HTC, but Google's branding is set to take center stage.

Google Pixel render leak

The leaks suggest we'll see a 5-inch Pixel, and a 5.5-inch Pixel XL. Both phones are expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 821 SoC, offering 4GB of RAM, 12MP camera, 8MP front shooter, and storage variants of 32GB and 128GB. The 5-inch Pixel will allegedly offer a Full HD display, with the larger Pixel XL sporting a QHD panel.

On the software front, we'll likely see the phones debut with the first maintenance release of Nougat. It also looks like the Pixels will be targeted at the high-end segment, with the base-model Pixel rumored to debut at $649.

We'll know more on October 4. What do you guys think of the phone based on the render?