Tech giant Google today unveiled the second generation of its Pixel smartphone – Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL – which will be available in India from November 15 priced at Rs 61,000 onwards. The devices, which will compete in the premium segment with devices like Apple‘s iPhone 8 and X as well as Samsung‘s Note 8, will be available in five other markets including the US, the UK and Australia. Also Read - FIR filed against Twitter India again, now over child pornography contentAlso Read - Mi Notebook Pro X to be Xiaomi's most expensive laptop yet, launch tomorrow
Google said that with Pixel, it has “created the world’s best smartphone camera”. “Pixel 2 is loaded with a better camera that not only lets you take great pictures but helps you understand the world around you; a battery that lasts all day; and an Assistant that helps you get more done,” it said in a statement. During the launch event, Google also demonstrated Google Lens — a new set of visual features that builds on Google’s advancements in computer vision and machine learning. Also Read - Ola to offer free oxygen concentrators to the needy
Apart from looking up landmarks, books and music albums among others from Google Photos on the Pixel handset, users will also be able to take actions like asking Google Lens to copy URLs and contact information from a picture of a poster or business card. “The company is bringing an early preview of Google Lens to Pixel, so you can try it before anyone else,” Google said. Pixel 2 features a 5-inch display, while Pixel 2 XL has a six-inch display. ALSO READ: Google Pixel 2 XL vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Apple iPhone 8 Plus: Price, specifications and features comparison
In India, the 64GB version of Pixel 2 will be priced at Rs 61,000, while 128GB variant will be available for Rs 70,000. The 64GB version of Pixel 2 XL is priced at Rs 73,000 and the 128GB will be available for Rs 82,000. Pre-orders will commence on October 26 and will be on sale from November 1 (Pixel 2) and November 15 (Pixel 2 XL) in over 1,000 stores across the country. It will be available online on an e-commerce platform, Flipkart.
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