Google Announces Oct 4 Pixel and Pixel XL Launch Event with Teaser Video

Google has finally confirmed that it will be unveiling its new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones at a media event on October 4th.

Google just published a video to confirm the date during the premiere of The Big Bang Theory. As you can see in the video below, the search bar slowly turns into a silhouette of a phone with Oct. 4, and the Google logo on either side.

Google has also created a new “” web page which shows the same animation as the video but with some amazing photos, suggesting that the search giant plans to market the new smartphones as “made by Google” though we know they will be manufactured by HTC.

Based on the invites some media publications have received, the event will be held at 9am in San Francisco.

The smaller 5-inch Sailfish is widely expected to be called the Pixel, while the larger 5.5-inch Marlin will be called as Pixel XL. Both devices will offer similar functionality and only differ in terms of their hardware specs: smaller screen, resolution, and battery for the smaller Pixel.

As we reported earlier today, Google seems to have accidentally given us a glimpse of the new Pixel smartphone in the Nest ad.

Are you excited about Google’s October 4th event? Let us know in the comments.