Made by Google Pixel and Pixel XL Smartphones with Google Assistant Announced

Last Updated: 5 October, 2016
Made by Google Pixel and Pixel XL Smartphones with Google Assistant Announced

Finally, there are out! Google has announced the new flagship Pixel smartphones at its October hardware event held in San Francisco. Besides Google Pixel and Pixel XL, Google also announced a bunch of new products and announcements. These smartphones are the first product from the tech giant touted as “Made by Google” products that aims to take on Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

With the new Pixel smartphones, Google is ending its Nexus series of smartphones. The smartphones are manufactured by HTC, though they are designed and developed from scratch by Google. The Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones feature an aluminum body with Gorilla Glass on the front with OLED screen gives the phone elite appeal.

Made by Google Pixel and Pixel XL Smartphones

Google Pixel and Pixel XL Features

The Google Pixel smartphones will come in two models – Pixel and Pixel XL – 5-inch HD display and a 5.5-inch QHD display, respectively. The highlight of the phone is its 12.3MP camera – the fastest and best camera on any Android phone ever. The Pixel camera has been rated 89 by DXoMark, the highest rating given for any smartphone camera. The 12.3MP camera on the back of the Pixels comes with an f/2.0 aperture with large 1.55μm pixels. The HDR+ photos are quiet good as well as in the low light environment and also supports 4K videos. There’s no image stabilization technology used in the camera system, however, turning HDR+ manually slows down the phone for every shot. The auto HDR is pretty fast.

The Google Pixel and Pixel XL are powered by Google Assistant. Also, Google Pixel is the first phone to support Daydream VR that is compatible with $79 Daydream View headset. The phone will be updated in the background whenever an update is released and a dedicated 24-hour live phone support is available as well. You can transfer data from Apple device to Pixel seamlessly with the accompanying tool and adaptor.

Google Pixel and Pixel XL Specifications

Both Google Pixel and Pixel XL are powered by a Snapdragon 821 quad-core processor, clocked at 2.15GHz and features 4GB of RAM and available in two models – 32GB and 128GB storage options. On the back there is a 12.3MP camera with PD and laser guided autofocus, 8MP front selfie camera, USB Type-C and a fingerprint scanner. The only downside is the 3.5mm audio jack. The 5-inch model has a 2770mAh battery and the 5.5-inch model comes with a 3450mAh battery. The Pixel phones will be available in Quite Silver, Very Black and the limited Really Blue colors.

Google Pixel and Pixel XL Price

Pricing starts at $649 (Rs 42,800 approx) for the 5-inch Pixel with 32GB of storage and $749 (Rs 49, 400 approx) with 128GB storage, $769 (Rs 50,700 approx) for the larger Pixel XL with 32GB, or $869 (Rs 57,300 approx) with 128GB. They will be arriving in India for pre-order on the 13th of October.

As for Indian pricing, the Google Pixel will retail at Rs 57,000 and Rs 66,000 for the 32GB and 128 storage options respectively while the larger Pixel XL will go for Rs 67,000 and Rs 76,000 for 32GB and 128GB variants respectively.

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