Google Officially Launches Pixel 2 And Pixel 2 XL At ‘Made By Google’ Event

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After many speculations and leaks, Google has finally launched its second-generation Pixel smartphones, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL at the latest ‘Made By Google’ Event in San Francisco. The two phones will take on the likes of iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, and LG V30, among others.

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The search giant, which has been nurturing hardware dreams, is mixing hardware, software and its brand of artificial intelligence across its products to offer a new experience for users.

Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are refined, improved versions of last year’s models, adding a few features and removing a few as well. The Pixel 2 XL is an inch larger than Pixel 2. Otherwise, the two models match in virtually every way. Both the devices have an all aluminum body. The power button is now differently colored. Both devices are IP68 water resistant and have improved on battery life.

Storage options include 64GB and 128GB capacities, with lifelong unlimited online storage for photos and videos. People can even upload 4K content. Google Lens allows users to take pictures of text convert it to its digital form. Like you can save contact details. Pixel 2 will have a portrait mode that uses just one camera. AR Stickers are also coming. That will make selfies fun.

Just like the recent iPhones, the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL are going to come without the 3.5mm headphone jack. You can add the same using an adapter.

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Both the phones have an Always-On display, and Android Oreo out-of-the-box, with support for minimum 3 years of OS and security updates. There is also a new feature called ‘Active Edge’ that lets you squeeze the phone to turn on Google Assistant, similar to the squeezable display of HTC U11.

 

Google Pixel 2 Specs

  • Display: AMOLED 5-inch 1080p with Gorilla Glass 5
  • Processor: Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
  • Camera: Rear (12.2MP, Dual-LED Flash, f/1.8), Front (8MP, f/2.4)
  • RAM: 4GB LPDDR4X
  • Storage: 64/128 GB
  • GPU: Adreno 540
  • Ports: Type-C USB 3.0
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, WiFi AC, GPS (with A-GPS), GLONASS
  • Colors: Just Black, Clearly White and Kinda Blue
  • Fingerprint: Yes
  • Battery: 2700mAh

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Google Pixel 2 XL Specs

  • Display: 6-inch P-OLED QHD (2880×1440 pixels) with 18:9 aspect ratio
  • Processor: Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
  • Camera: Rear (12.2MP, Dual-LED Flash, f/1.8), Front (8MP, f/2.4)
  • RAM: 4GB LPDDR4X
  • Storage: 64/128 GB
  • GPU: Adreno 540
  • Ports: Type-C USB 3.0
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, WiFi AC, GPS (with A-GPS), GLONASS
  • Colors: Just Black and Black & White
  • Fingerprint: Yes
  • Battery: 3250mAh

 

Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Prices:

The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will be available at $649 and $849, respectively, and will be launched in Australia, Canada, Germany, India, the UK, and the US in the first wave of release.

Google Pixel 2: $649 (64GB)

Google Pixel 2 XL: $849 (64GB)

The new Pixel phones are available for pre-order now.

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  1. No doubt Gooogle Pixel 2 has 98 Dxo mark score for its camera which is highest for any smartphone, which is amazing but still the design is not up to the mark specially those bezells they do not match the 2017 bezells.
    Still Pixel 2 is a strong contender for becoming phone of the year 2017 .
    Interesting

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