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Google Unveils Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL At An Event In US:- The launch of its flagship smartphones- Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL was announced by Google at an event in San Francisco. In addition to other Android flagships such as Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 and the OnePlus 5, the new smartphones will go up against the likes of the recently launched Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
The Pixel 2 comes with all the specifications, one would expect on a premium device. This device is the smaller of the two new flagships. The purest form of Android 8.0 Oreo is run by the device and shares the same hardware as its bigger sibling, except for the screen size.
Features of Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL :
The smaller Pixel 2 flaunts -
- A 5-inch Cinematic full-HD display with a 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution.
- Pixel 2 XL sports a 6-inch P-OLED display with an aspect ratio of 18:9 and 1440 x 2880 pixel resolution.
Both the smart phones are powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC paired with 4GB of RAM and will come in two storage variants — 64GB and 128GB. Unlimited cloud storage for pictures and videos to the users is also offered by the company.
The Pixel 2 draws power from a 2700mAh battery while the Pixel 2 XL will be fueled by a 3520mAh battery. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 2.4G, Bluetooth 5.0 and a USB Type-C port. Both smart phones are sans the 3.5mm audio jack, following the latest trend set by Apple iPhone 7.
Both the smart phones, optic wise, boast a 12.2MP rear camera with f/1.8 with autofocus and laser + dual pixel phase detection, OIS as well as EIS. User can take videos at 1080p @ 30fps, 60fps, 120fps and 4K @ 30fps with the camera. The company has crammed in an 8MP front shooter with f/2.4 aperture, fixed focus, for selfies.
The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL’s camera are being touted by Google as one of the best camera seen on any smart phone. An unprecedented DxO Score of 98 has been scored by the rear camera, claimed the company. This implies that the camera, regardless of the lighting conditions, will be able to take immaculate pictures.
Another improvement here is the capability to use Google’s AR platform, ARCore. AR Stickers to the phone’s camera have been added by the company, thus allowing users to superimpose digital graphics into pictures and videos.
Price Of Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL:
Shortly after the global launch, the devices will hit the sub-continent shores. The Pixel 2 will be selling at a price of Rs 61,000 for the 64GB model, while the 128GB will hold a price tag of Rs 70,000.
On the other hand, the Pixel 2 XL will be selling at Rs 73,000 and Rs 82,000 for the 64GB and 128GB respectively.
The smart phones can be pre-ordered by the Indian consumers starting October 26. Starting, November 1, the Pixel 2 will go on sale, and starting November 15, the Pixel 2 XL will be available.
Online e-retailer, Flipkart will be the exclusive retailer for the online sales, and the device will also be available in more then 1,000 stores.