Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL unveiled

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Credit: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/live/2017/oct/04/google-pixel-2-pixel-2-xl-smartphones-launch-event-live-home-mini-san-francisco

Google has officially unveiled its Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones. Both phones according to Google, will be available for pre-order shipping from today. Prices for both phones have been set at $649 for the Pixel 2, and $849 for the Pixel 2 XL.

Specifications, Power, And Storage

In terms of specifications, the Pixel 2 comes with a 5-inch AMOLED screen with a FHD resolution. While the XL, the larger version of the Pixel 2, is built with a 6-inch QHD+ pOLED display, Engadget reports. In terms of storage space, the phone comes with a 4GB RAM and 64 or 128GB. It would interest you to know that the Pixel 2 has an impressive 2,700mAh battery—while the Pixel 2 XL boast a whopping 3,520mAh cell. Despite boasting an impressive battery life, the phones also promise faster charging—and according to Google, 15 minutes of charging will give you up to seven hours of battery life.

Software

The two Google Pixel phones will ship with the latest Android 8.0 Oreo; contrary to rumors that made the rounds claiming that the phones will come with the 8.1 version of the popular Android OS. In terms of support, Google is assuring users that it will provide support for a minimum of three years. What this means is that those who buy the phones won’t be missing out on future updates.

Google Assistant

Trust Google not to leave out its powerful Assistant—and as expected, you can summon this powerful feature whenever the need arises. Google Assistant will assist you in many different ways, including surfacing GPS directions, resuming your favorite song, and read out instant messages among other things.

For the fashion-conscious individuals out there, the Pixel 2 will ship in Kinda Blue, Just Black and Clearly White. While the XL only comes in Just Black and Black & White. For those who preorder today, Google is offering them a Google Home Mini to spice up things a bit.

About this time in 2016, Google introduced two new AI-powered Pixel smartphones–Pixel X and Pixel XL. Both phones, the 5-in. and the 5.5-in screens were built on the advances in artificial intelligence, and were geared toward improving voice-capable searches.

The first Google Pixel smartphones came in three colors of Very Silver, Quite Black and Really Blue. The phones which were manufactured by HTC for the tech giant, were built on Android 7.1 also called Nougat.

In terms of specs, the phones came with a 12.3-megapixel rear camera, a quad-core Snapdragon 821 processor, 4GB of memory, 32GB or 128GB storage, and a 2,770 or 3,450 mAh battery. In terms of cloud storage, Google said storage of HD photos and videos will be unlimited.

The first Pixel smartphone came with a glass on the back that featured Google’s fingerprint sensor, placed on the back of the phone where your finger can easily reach it. To access your notifications, you can easily swipe it.


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Author: Ola Ric

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