Google has just announced the 2nd generation of its Pixel smartphones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.
While the Pixel 2 looks almost similar to Pixel 1, the 2 XL has seen some substantial design changes: it’s going from a 5.5-inch display up to a 6-inch, and that display now covers almost the entire face of the phone.
The Pixel 2 is 5-inch display as older, square corners, and thick bezels. The only real difference is on the back, where on both new phones the glass accent at the top has been shrunken down, so that it no longer encases the fingerprint sensor (which Google says is the fastest on a smartphone). The Pixel’s camera lens has gotten larger as well, and it now juts out ever so slightly from the back of the phone.
The spec situation
- Both phones have Snapdragon 835 processors
- 4GB of RAM
- An option for 64GB or 128GB of storage
- Front-facing stereo speakers
- OLED displays
THE BIG NEWS
The headphone jack is gone. You heard it right. They are gone.
Always On Display
The phone will support an always-on display, to show the notifications and time. And this new Pixel will take advantage of the phone’s always-on microphones to listen for music (not just the phrase “OK Google”) and display what you’re listening to on the screen, even if it’s something on the radio. Isn’t it good ?
Pixel phones will also be the first to get Google Lens. When you active it, you’ll be able to point the camera at various objects, like books,landmarks, written notes, banner and have Google automatically pull up information on them. It’ll also be able to scan email addresses and Wi-Fi passwords and automatically put that information to use. Wow ! That’s useful.
Pixel 2 will come in three colors; white, black, and “blue (kinda)” It’s priced at $649 for 64GB of storage and $749 for 128GB.
The Pixel 2 XL will be offered in just two colors, black and white, though the white has some nice touches, including a black glass shade on the back and an orange home button. It’ll start at $849 for 64GB and go up to $949 for 128GB.
Available from ?
Both are supposed to begin shipping by October 17th.
Pixel 2 – Canada, Germany, Puerto Rico, United Kingdom, United States, India (Of course)
Pixel 2 XL – Canada, Germany, Puerto Rico, United Kingdom, United States, India (Of course)
That’s not all. Want to find out more about the phone ? Google Pixel