Google Pixel phones got off the wraps today with design, specs, price, colors and release dates. Pixel and Pixel are the latest high-end smartphones from Google.
Google Pixel Phones
The Google Pixel phones finally have been unveiled which are the latest high-end smartphone range called Pixel and Pixel XL. We had talked about the Carphone Warehouse that revealed the phone listings. All the information about these two phones are now released and its officially launched today at the Google event. The Google Pixel phones, white and black had gone live before the launch. Now, we know the design, hardware specs, release date, official retails and price of the two phones. Google collaborated with HTC to come up with Pixel and Pixel XL. Since, these are Google phones maybe that’s why there is no HTC logo on the phone. We all know that Google is not continuing with Nexus brand by starting with Google Pixel brand.
If we talk about the Pixel phone, it comes with some exceptionally special features. It got announced at the Google event that the Pixel Phone will be the first phone to ship with features like Google Assistant, Highest Rated Smartphone Camera, Unlimited Storage via Google Cloud, Google Duo Already built-in, Connectivity between different operating system and Daydream VR installed. This phone has been designed to be simple and smart. In fact, this is the first ever phone to feature Google Assistant and Google Daydream VR built-in support.
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As far as the design and hardware specs of the Pixel Phone is concerned, it sports a 5-inch HD display with 1080 x 1920-pixel resolution and Gorilla Glass 4. It is powered by the latest 2.15GHz Qualcomm 64-bit-quad-core Snapdragon 821 chipset with Adreno 530 GPU as graphics processing unit. Pixel comes with a storage capacity of 4GB RAM and internal storage of 32GB and 128GB variants. It has a density of 441 pixel/inch. It has the highest rated camera ever with 12.3-megapixel rear camera including features like Digital image stabilization, Autofocus, Dual-LED flash. These feature makes sure you get the best result from the camera by preventing the clicked picture from being blurred. Also, the sensor allows you to take the photos even in low light condition. Along with this, it has an 8-megapixel front camera which is exceptionally good for a video chat or high resolution selfies.
Pixel phone features a fingerprint scanner at the back in the middle just like the previous year flagship. Pixel phones now lets you copy or transfer the data from one operating system to another like the contacts, photos, videos, music, texts, calendar events and iMessage with the use of Google Cloud storage. Pixel comes in a dimension of 143.8 x 69 x 8.6 mm with a weight of 143 grams. It sports a battery backup of 2,770mAh with Type-C USB port rapid charging which charges the phone in 15 minutes and lasts for 7 hours. Also, the latest OS Android Nougat 7.1-pixel launcher comes pre-installed in these phones.
Google Pixel XL
The Pixel XL is bigger in size with a display screen of 5.5-inch and quad HD 1440 x 2560-pixel resolution. Pixel XL is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset and clocking speed just like Pixel. It has a density of 534 ppi. It flaunts a storage capacity of 4GB RAM and internal storage of 32GB. Although, both Pixel and Pixel XL doesn’t support Micro SD card. So, if you want to upgrade, you’ll have to buy the 128GB variant. As far as the camera is concerned, Pixel XL phablet sports a rear camera of 12.3-megapixel including Dual-LED flash. Also, a front camera of 8-megapixel just like Pixel. The Pixel XL features a massive battery backup of 3,450mAh which will help you in keeping the device lights on for a long time. It has a dimension of 154.7 x 75.7 x 8.6 mm and weighs 168 grams which is heavier than Pixel. It also has the OS Android Nougat 7.1 with Pixel Launcher pre-installed.
The standard Pixel phone is priced at $649 or $27/month. Also, purchasing the increased internal storage variant will cost you at least $50 more. The standard Pixel XL is priced at $749. The pre-sale of both the devices starts from today itself in regions like the US, Australia, Canada and Germany. The pre-sale in India will start from October 13th. This device is offering you three colours namely: Quite Black, Very Silver and Really Blue. In the US, Verizon will be the official retailer and sell the locked version of these devices. It can be pre-ordered on Google Play if you are looking for unlocked versions. Google is teaming up with more retailers globally and Pixel and Pixel XL will be available for a wide range of retailers shortly.