Dogman, 04 Dec 2020Yo, the about phone section says Pixel XE. How do you rename THAT?You change the model name by changing the system property "ro.product.vendor.model" in /vendor/build.prop
If XE means the same as XXL and it's otherwise a pixel 5, I'd drop this pixel 2 xl for it in a heartbeat. Really miss the width of my Nexus 6.
This is hilariously fake
1. The screenshots only show the device name field, which is editable
2. Actual Pixel phones do not have "Google" in the model name
3. Those are screenshots from Android 10 given that Android Beam is still in the connection preferences
Then again from where I sit, Google DOES need this so-called "leakery" shenanigans to happen because...
and this comes from an ex-Nexus user; Pixel just need to die, period. Outside of NA from a devices/hw biz standpoint right up till this ridiculous "screen gap by design" Pixel 5, their numbers just don't make any sense? In fact it's getting eerily close to the very origin where the entire division was built on = HTC's dept. that they bought off.
There's nothing that can really prop that Pixel brand much aside from yeah camera and stock Android. Everything else, I fail to see what other value proposition they have over even Chinese OEMs like Xiaomi or Realme got in the same price brackets save for that "made by Google" flimsy cachet.
Y'all want Pixels to improve? Don't buy any right now to send that clear message. Yes seriously.
I call complete B.S. untill I see it I don't believe it.
Android beam... ? Thought that was removed a year ago.
joe nodden, 04 Dec 2020Yet another ugly hole in the displayUntil the tech is ready, I'd much rather have a hole I stop paying attention to after 10 minutes of use, than poor pic quality. Facial recognition is much more important to me, as under-the-screen fingerprint sensors are still terrible.
It seemingly has an lcd display opposed to the common oled dispaly on the pixels
"the device will likely sport a display with rather thick side bezels" well the phone looks like it's in some sort of case. Look at the bottom cutouts in the last picture.
Considering how easy this is to fake I'm not holding my breath. Also how the volume rocker placement is pretty unusual for a 'google' phone.
It's a rooted Samsung a51. Totally fake. Why would Google even release this. They have there A series for cheeper phones. Google don't skimp quality with there phones. They won't make a cheaper phone. Have fun with your beliefs but untill I see proper evidence like maybe the back of the phone then I'm not going to believe this totally made up fake.
joe nodden, 04 Dec 2020Yet another ugly hole in the displayI mean, it's better than the 5's hole punch imo
joe nodden, 04 Dec 2020Yet another ugly hole in the displayIt looks good stop being a hater, majority of the people can get used to it in a day...
Looks like a failed 4a prototype. :-)
Looks like a redmi with pixel launcher.. not a oled screen with those blacks