Well, this is just getting ridiculous. We're closing in on October 4 itself, and now Verizon — America's largest carrier, natch — has revealed another enticing tidbit about the upcoming Pixel phones.

By now we know that the Pixel phones are coming on October 4, and they are indeed called just that. We know that there will be two models, with largely identical specs but for the size of their screens — 5 inches and 5.5 inches, with 1080p and QHD resolutions, respectively — and their batteries.

But Verizon's leak exposes another interesting tidbit: a new feature called Google Magic, likely a front-and-center implementation of Google Assistant, which was hinted at in the Carphone Warehouse leak from the weekend. Or, it could just be Verizon being funny. At this point, it's anyone's guess.

Another interesting thing: Verizon advertises three colors of the Pixel: Very Silver, Quite Black, and Really Blue. Yes, apparently there will be a blue variant of the Pixel, as you can see in the outline of the Pixel above. It's possible the blue version will be a Verizon exclusive, but I doubt it. We'll have to see in, oh, 12 hours or so.

No pricing or availability is revealed in this particular leak, though it does seem fairly obvious that pre-orders will begin tomorrow. Who's ordering?

Update: We now have a full render of the blue Pixel and Pixel XL variants, thanks to the Verizon leak and Evan Blass.

Looks pretty good, right?

Google Pixel + Pixel XL


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