Google Pixel & Pixel XL Launched: All You Need To Know

Almost every Android enthusiast waited long for this day. It was more exciting this time, considering a new range of smartphones with “Made by Google” on it, which the logo at the rear side reflects. Also, a new name – “Pixel” replacing the “Nexus” series. So, finally, Google Pixel & Pixel XL lands in this realm.

Well, it is definitely sad that Google scrapped off the previous (but evergreen) “Nexus” smartphone series and initiated the era of the “Pixel” smartphones. The users would definitely need a lot of time getting acquainted with the “Pixel” name but it all depends on how good the device performs. The device is known to be manufactured by HTC, but Google seems to take all the credits for it.

Let’s look out what the Nexus (oh! the new Pixel) offers.

What’s Exciting?

Without wasting much of your curious time, let’s get to know about the six interesting things that you need to know about Google’s Pixel devices.

  • Google’s personal assistant – Pixel would be the first smartphone ever to have Google assistant built in.
  • Best Camera EverDxOMark rates Pixel’s 12.3 MP camera with the highest score a smartphone camera ever achieved (i.e 89 compared to 86 for iPhone 7)
  • Unlimited Cloud Storage – Google’s pixel device is capable of capturing 4K shots. As an additional bonus, Google will let you upload original quality media content (videos, pictures) without worrying about the cloud storage limit (because it’s set to infinity for Pixel users)
  • Android Updates – We are already aware that device’s made by / managed by Google would receive Android updates as soon as they roll out. However, this time, you won’t have to check for the update nor wait for it to be installed on your device. The Android updates would be installed to your device in the background and upon restarting your device, you will find it running the latest available version.
  • Daydream VR – Pixel is the first smartphone to be Daydream compatible which you can experience using the most comfortable Daydream View Headset.
  • Live Customer Support – The Pixel comes baked in with a system through which you can directly get in touch with the Google’s customer support executives available all the time (24×7). You can also share the screen with the support staff to let them help you in an efficient manner.

Specifications

Google Pixel

google pixel

Display 5.0 inches, Full HD – AMOLED
Pixel density 441ppi
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Size (in inches) 5.6 x 2.7 x 0.2 ~ 0.3 inches
Battery 2770 mAh
OS Android 7.1 Nougat
RAM 4 GB LPDDR4
Internal Storage   32 GB or 128 GB
Rear Camera
12.3MP IMX378 (1.55μm) with f/2.0 Aperture
Front Camera   8MP IMX179 (1.4µm) with f/2.4 Aperture
Processor  Snapdragon 821

Google Pixel XL

google pixel XL

Display 5.5 inches, Quad HD – AMOLED
Pixel density 534ppi
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Size (in inches) 6.0 x 2.9 x 0.2 ~ 0.34 inches
Battery 3450 mAh
OS Android 7.1 Nougat
RAM 4 GB LPDDR4
Internal Storage   32 GB or 128 GB
Rear Camera
12.3MP IMX378 (1.55μm) with f/2.0 Aperture
Front Camera   8MP IMX179 (1.4µm) with f/2.4 Aperture
Processor  Snapdragon 821

Price & Availability

The Google Pixel is available for pre-orders starting today at $649 in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Germany and Australia which converts to 43,300 INR. However, the actual Indian price would vary which will be confirmed on the date it starts selling in India. It would be available for pre-orders in India starting on Oct 13th.

 

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