On a preview site for the new phones a basic outline is shown. Clicking the Google logo on the device cycles through three colour schemes.
All three of the new colour options are made up two shades, as with previous Google Pixels. The first is white and grey. The second is black and dark grey – both look the same as last year’s options – and the third is a sort of two-tone mint. Unusual.
But wait, we said four new colours.
According to a tweet by Cas van Dinter a fourth colour, pink, is referenced in the source code of the page.
It shows a two-tone pink with the same light/dark shading breaking up the back of the phone.
The site doesn’t give away much more than colour options though. There’s no visible notch on the display, something which Google was rumoured to be introducing with the new Pixel.
Interestingly some leaks have suggested that the larger phone, the Pixel 3 XL, will have a 3D front camera which will allow it to recognise your face and unlock your phone securely.
With that 3D camera would come a notch though, which some Android users might be cross about.
Other new features are rumoured to include a glass back, which would allow Google to add wireless charging to the Pixel, a much-requested feature.
The phones are also rumoured to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor along with an upgrade to 6GB of memory (last year’s models both had 4GB).
Many users will be excited about the cameras on these phones, as Google has proved it can produce amazing images from its single cameras. Some critics even argue the Pixel phones outperform Apple’s iPhone with dual cameras.
Pricing will also be a hot topic. Google’s Pixel phones are usually cheaper than Apple’s iPhone, but not by much. Will that change this year as phones get even more expensive?
There are also rumours that Google will introduce a cut-down version of the Pixel that uses the Android Go Edition. Designed for lower power devices, Android Go Edition cuts the size of apps and means phones with limited storage can offer great performance.