Google at its hardware event in San Francisco USA has unveiled the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, which have entirely developed, designed and engineered in house. This is for the first time that Google has dropped Nexus branding and come up with their own G nomenclature. Also, they are the first Smartphones to utilize Android Nougat 7.1 out of the box.
It is available for pre-order in USA, Canada, Australia, and Germany from today onwards while for India pre-orders will begin on e-commerce giant Flipkart, Reliance digital, Croma, Vijay sales and other retail stores from October 13th.. The users who pre-book the Smartphone will get a free Daydream view but sadly no such deal will be available for Indian users.
With the launch, comparisons have also started between Pixel and Apple iPhones and according to some tech geniuses Pixel is certainly going to dent iPhone ecosystem. Furthermore, some critics say that Pixel series is an iPhone running on Android with 3.5 mm audio jack on board.
The Google Pixel and Pixel XL arrives in quite black, limited edition really blue (not for India) and very silver colors and starts at Rs. 57,000 for pixel and Rs. 67,000 for the Pixel XL. Here is the detailed price list of Pixel series Smartphones:-
- Google Pixel 32GB:- Rs. 57,000
- Google Pixel 128GB:- Rs. 66,000
- Google Pixel XL 32GB:- Rs. 67,000
- Google Pixel XL 128GB:- Rs. 76,000
The Pixel and Pixel XL comes with some special features like both are first Smartphones to feature with Google assistant built in which was introduced in brand’s Allo app. Both come with unlimited full resolution Google Photos storage, unlimited cloud storage and Google’s duo voice calling app.
The Google Pixel and Pixel XL Smartphones sport an aluminium unibody design and bears corning gorilla glass 4 both at front and rear. Bothe devices are fuelled by Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor clocked at 2.15 GHz and packs with 4G of LPDDR4 RAM and Adreno 530 GPU. They sport a 12.3 MP primary rear camera with PDAF, Sony IMX378 sensor, 1.55 micron pixels and f/2.0 aperture. The rear camera gets DXOMark rating of 89 beating IPhone 7 score of 86 and it also offers zero shutter lag, extended HDR range with HDR+, multiple short exposure and faster shutter speed.
For Selfies, both bear an 8 megapixel front snapper with 1.4 micron pixels, Sony IMX179 sensor and f/2.4 aperture. On the connectivity front, Pixel and Pixel XL includes 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac 2x2MIMO (2.4/5 GHz), GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, USB Type-C, bluetooth 4.2, NFC, 3.5mm audio jack.
The Google Pixel sports a 5 inch AMOLED display with 1920*1080 pixels and corning Gorilla glass 4 while Pixel XL sports a bigger 5.5 inch QHD AMOLED display bearing pixel density of 530ppi and screen resolution of 2560*1440 pixels. Another difference between the two is their battery size; Google pixel is backed by a 2770mah battery while Pixel XL is fuelled beefy 3450mah battery with both have quick charge support.