Google, on Wednesday, has finally taken the wraps off the much anticipated Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Just like last year, the Pixel 2 devices again have the best smartphone cameras, at least according to the DxO Mark. The smartphones come with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Protection and have IP67 certifications making them dust and water resistant.
The Google Pixel 2 features a 5-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels resulting in a pixel density of 441ppi. On the other hand, the Pixel 2 XL sports a larger 6-inch pOLED display with a resolution of 2880x1440 pixels and a pixel density of 538ppi. The smartphones support Always-on-Display which is also seen on the Samsung's latest flagship models. Both the smartphones are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC which is a 64-bit octa-core processor clocked with Adreno 540 GPU. Both the smartphones will pack in a 4GB of RAM and will be available in two storage options, 64GB and 128GB. Google also offers unlimited online storage for photos and videos for the Pixel users.
Speaking of the photos and videos, the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL feature a 12.2-megapixel camera at the back with f/1.8 aperture. Up front, the smartphones come with an 8-megapixel camera with a f/2.4 aperture for selfies and video calling. The Google Pixel 2 devices have scored 98 out of 100 in the DxOMark which is currently the highest in any smartphone.
The Pixel 2 packs in a 2,700mAh battery while the Pixel 2 XL comes with a larger 3,520mAh battery under the hood. The phones also support fast-charging which can get up to 7 hours of charge in about 15mins. Both the smartphones will run on Android 8.0.0 Oreo out of the box and will be the first devices to get the Android OS and Security Patch updates.
Price and Availability
The Google Pixel 2 will be available in Just Black, Clearly White and Kinda Blue colour variants while the Pixel 2 XL will have only two colour options including the Just Black and Black and White. The Pixel 2 starts at $649 (roughly Rs. 42,250) while its big brother will retail at a starting price of $849 (roughly Rs. 55,250). The 128GB variant will be $100 more than the 64GB variant in both the cases. The new Google smartphones will launch in India, Australia, Canada, US, UK and Germany first.