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Google Pixel, Pixel XL launched: Price, specifications, features

Google's Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones are official.

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The rumor mills can now take a break as Google has finally taken the wraps off its Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones at the ongoing event in San Francisco. With today’s launch, the Nexus lineup is officially dead, and the Pixel lineup is quintessentially Google. Though manufactured by HTC, both smartphones feature the ‘G’ logo and are touted as ‘Made by Google’. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go powered by Intel Jasper Lake Celeron processor revealed

The overall design and looks are in line with what has leaked before. Unlike before, both the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones look and feel the same, and they are only differentiated on the basis of size. With the new Pixel smartphones, Google isn’t involved in the specifications race like the other Android companies. Instead, the company is following Apple’s rulebook by taking control over both the hardware and software part of the Pixel smartphones. But the question is, can it be as successful? Google is now using the new smartphones to show-off what its software and services are capable of. Unlike Nexus, the Pixel smartphones do not run on vanilla Android Nougat OS, but have the Pixel UI on top. The Pixel smartphones are the first in the world to be preloaded with Google Assistant. The Assistant not only makes it easy for users to interact with their smartphones, but it also communicates with other Google products like Home and apps like Allo. You can long press the home button and swipe up on the screen to get Google Assistant to bring additional info from contents on the screen. Also Read - Free COVID-19 vaccine: Today’s Google Doodle urges all to get vaccinated, wear mask

Google Pixel specifications

The Google Pixel flaunts a 5-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels) AMOLED display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Under the hood is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 64-bit quad-core chipset clocked at 2.15GHz. The smartphone also comes with an Adreno 530 GPU, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB and 128GB onboard storage options.

The Pixel smartphone features a 12.3-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, and LED flash. Google claims it is the best smartphone camera ever with a DxOMark score of 89. There are camera features like HDR+, and Smartburst that lets users click multiple photos and then let them choose the best one. For video recording, the camera supports 4K resolution and comes with video stabilization. Pixel buyers will get unlimited photo and video storage on Google Photos at maximum resolution for lifetime.

Up front, there is an 8-megapixel selfie camera, and a 2,770mAh battery that Google says is good enough for 32 hours of talktime and up to 552 hours on standby mode. Connectivity options include Bluetooth, 4G LTE with VoLTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS USB Type-C and NFC.

Google Pixel XL specifications

The Google Pixel XL shares a lot of specifications and features with the Pixel smartphone. The difference here however is the 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED display which too is protected by Gorilla Glass 4 protection. Another difference is the larger 3,450mAh battery that Google says is good enough for 26 hours of talktime and up to 456 hours on standby mode. Both devices come with a fingerprint scanner placed at the back of the device.

The batteries on Pixel smartphones come with Quick Charging support. Google claims that only 15 minutes of charging can give you up to seven hours of battery life. Like the Nexus lineup, the Pixel smartphones run on the latest Android Nougat, and they will be among the first to get updates. The smartphones will be available in three colors — quite black, very silver, and really blue.

Google Pixel, Pixel XL price

Prices for the new Pixel smartphones start from $649 in the US. For the Indian market, prices for the Google Pixel smartphones start from Rs 57,000. Preorders for the new Pixel smartphones start from October 13, and they will be available across a wide variety of stores like Reliance Digital, Croma and Vijay sales among others. These smartphones will also be available online via Flipkart.

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  • Published Date: October 4, 2016 9:57 PM IST
  • Updated Date: October 4, 2016 11:15 PM IST


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