A pair of new leaked images may give us a peek at what Google plans to unveil during a media event next week.
It has long been rumored that Google would make its own house-branded phone by the end of 2016, and now the company is widely expected to unveil it at an event in San Francisco on October 4 that would focus on several hardware announcements, including a new 4K Chromecast. Venture Beat on Monday published an image of what it confirmed to be Google's new Pixel flagship phone.
The phones are expected to be called the Pixel and Pixel XL, according to a report by Android Police. The Pixel phone, the smaller of the two, could start at $649, the website said. Google rebranding the phones with the Pixel name would mean a departure from the company's Nexus moniker, which it has used since 2008.
The tech news site also published an image of what it said is the 4K Google Chromecast Ultra, a digital media player. The Ultra, which Venture Beat said would cost $69, will be capable of streaming 4K resolution content to a HDMI-equipped display.