Google’s “Live Cases” debuted on the Nexus 5X and 6P, since expanding to the Pixel and Pixel XL. To date, we’ve seen three main options for these customizable cases ─ photos, places, and artwork. However, it seems Verizon has jumped the gun a bit, showing us two new Live Cases that have yet to be announced.
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These two new cases, “Earth” and “Trends,” are listed on Verizon’s website, each in two variants and both available for the 5-inch Pixel and the 5.5-inch Pixel XL.
The “Earth” case shows satellite photos of portions of the planets, specifically a desert and the ocean. If the imagery looks familiar, you probably recognize it from last year’s Nexus smartphones where both images were pre-loaded as wallpapers.
On the other hand, the “Trends” case brings a simple gradient which is, at least in my opinion, pretty bland. The gray option goes from white to black, top to bottom. The orange option goes from a light orange tone to an almost hot pink color.
Just like Google’s already available options, these cases offer light protection to the entire device while also offering a customizable button on the back which can perform a user-defined action such as toggling the flashlight. The case also sets the wallpaper on your device to match the case.
Verizon lists these new cases as “coming soon,” but provides no further information. Pricing will likely fall at the same $40 that Google’s cases land at, and we also don’t know if these will show up on the Google Store, they very well could be exclusive to Verizon.