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Valentine’s Day 2018 offer: Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL to be available starting Rs 49,999, but there's a catch

The offer kicks of on February 12, and will go on till February 28.

  • Published: February 10, 2018 3:27 PM IST
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If you have been looking for an opportunity to buy a Google Pixel 2 or the larger Pixel 2 XL at slightly reduced prices, here’s a little mushy occasion to help you do just that. Marking the Valentine’s Day, Google is offering some special discounts on the purchase of the new Pixel phones.

Under the offer, starting February 12 till month end, Google is bringing back the ‘best buy’ offer, wherein the Pixel 2 (64GB variant) will retail at Rs 49,999, and the bigger Pixel 2 XL (64GB) will be sold at Rs 61,999. This is against the current price of Rs 51,000 for the Pixel 2 and Rs 66,000 for the Pixel 2 XL.

However, the catch is that the offer stands only on the purchase done using a Citibank credit or debit card. There are also a few cashback offers. For the 128GB variants, CitiBank credit and debit card users can avail Rs 8,000 cashback on Pixel 2 and Rs 10,000 cashback on the Pixel 2XL. There is also a no-cost EMI up to 12 months on other select banks available.

Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL camera

For a quick recap, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are most popular for their camera performance, and have been appreciated by benchmarks including DxOMark with the highest score. Both the phones feature a 12-megapixel rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, dual-pixel autofocus and optical image stabilization. The smartphones lack a dedicated secondary camera, the but Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL use a dual-pixel sensor along with machine learning algorithms to capture portrait mode images with a blurred background.

The second-generation Pixel phones can record 4K videos at 30 frames per second and combine OIS with EIS for a smoother video. The smartphones also feature an 8-megapixel front camera that can also shoot portrait mode images.

Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL specification and features

Specification wise, the Pixel 2 features a 5-inch Full HD AMOLED display with big bezels while Pixel 2 XL has a modern design with 6-inch OLED display. Both the phones are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset coupled with 4GB RAM and option for either 64GB or 128GB internal storage.

Both the phones run Android 8.0 Oreo and have started receiving Android 8.1.0 update. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL miss out on the headphone jack and comes with a USB-C to 3.5mm headphone dongle. The IPXX water and dust resistant phones carry a brand warranty of two-years and offer free unlimited storage in Google Photos. The Pixel 2 comes with a 2,700mAh battery, whereas the Pixel 2 XL packs a larger 3,520mAh battery.

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  • Published Date: February 10, 2018 3:27 PM IST