Google has finally unveiled the new Google Pixel and Pixel XL at an event in San Francisco on Tuesday. Google Pixel will be launched in India with pre-orders set to begin October 13. The price in India will start at Rs. 57,000.
The phone will be available in all e-commerce websites like Flipkart, Reliance Digital, and Croma, as well as smaller retailers.
The Google Pixel costs $649 (approximately Rs. 43,000) for 32GB variant in the US, $749 (approximately Rs. 50,000) for 128GB; Pixel XL costs $769 (approximately Rs. 51,000) for 32GB, $869 (approximately Rs. 58,000) for 128GB. Pre-orders in the US are already underway.
When we look at the features, Google Pixel has a 5-inch full-HD Amoled display while the Google Pixel XL sports a 5.5-inch Quad HD Amoled display. Bothe the smartphones has Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection.
The Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL will be available for pre-orders starting Tuesday in Australia, Canada, Germany, UK, and the US. It is exclusively available via Verizon and unlocked version from Google store. The smartphone is available in Quite Black, Really Blue (limited edition), and Very Silver color variants.
Both the phones sport an aluminum unibody and also feature polished glass combination at the back. Both phones are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor. They have two cores clocked at 1.6GHz, and two cores clocked at 2.15GHz. The Pixel and Pixel XL has 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM and sport Pixel imprint fingerprint sensor. When comes to the camera, both the smartphones has a 12.3-megapixel rear camera with a Sony IMX378 sensor, PDAF, a large f/2.0 aperture and 1.55-micron pixels. Both sport an 8-megapixel front camera with a Sony IMX179 sensor, a f/2.4 aperture, and 1.4-micron pixels.
Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones have only 32GB and 128GB storage models. The Android 7.1 Nougat-based Pixel smartphones come with USB Type-C, this includes 3.5mm audio jack.
At the event, Google also unveiled the Daydream VR headset, Chromecast Ultra with 4K HDR, Google Wifi, and a price tag for Google Home, its Amazon Echo competitor.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai said at the launch that "as discussed the company's efforts with artificial intelligence and machine learning to build tools like the Google Assistant. To recall, the Google Assistant was first unveiled at Google I/O, and has already reached the general public with the Google Allo instant messaging app. Rick Osterloh, the new head of Google's newly formed hardware division, introduced the presence of Assistant in two new surfaces - in the context of the Pixel phone, and the Google Home speaker."
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BY M. DIVYA SRI