Google Announces Pixel 2 And Pixel 2 XL Specs, Price, Release Date

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are the two new smartphones became official now. Here are all the details about the new Pixel phones specs, price and release date you want to know right immediately.

As promised, Google has used its October 4th event to announce the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones. The carrier unlocked Pixel 2 provides a clean, bloat-free experience with no hassle. Fans of the old Pixel who were utterly waiting for a substantial design change, as well as bumped specifications, are going to be sorely disappointed as the design largely identical to Pixel.

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Announced

With that said, those who prefer their handsets to sit on the larger side of life have a lot of look forward to with the high-end revamped Pixel 2 XL.

The Google Pixel 2 price starts at $649 or £629 for 64GB version and and $749 for 128GB in three colors: white, black, and “kinda blue”.

Google Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL Features & Release Date

Phone by Google, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are actually very difficult to differentiate itself from the original Pixel range. Both devices come pre-installed with stock Android 8.0 Oreo with revamped Pixel Launcher. Are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, and features 4GB of RAM.

Pixel 2 has a 5-inch 1920-by-1080 AMOLED display built with Gorilla Glass 5 for roughness and durability. This display will also be used to show off excellent images caught by either the 12.2-megapixel rear-facing camera which now features an f/1.8 aperture and optical image stabilization, or the 8-megapixel forward shooter.

Video capture on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will sit at 4K at 30fps, 1080p at 120 frames=per-second, or 720p at 240fps. The former model will come with a 2,700mAh battery, with the latter packing in a larger 3,520mAh package offering to power the stunning new 6-inch display. That display is POLED, offering a 2880-by-1440 resolution, with 3D glass at 538ppi on the Pixel 2 XL.

The smaller Pixel 2 is sticking with the same display, squared-off 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. The Pixel’s camera lens has gotten larger as well, and it now just out ever so slightly from the back of the phone.

Both the Google’s remarkable Pixel 2017 devices have front-facing stereo speakers and OLED displays, though the smaller has a 1080p resolution (441PPI) and the larger version has a 1440 2K resolution. Unfortunately, the bad news is that this year the headphone jack is gone completely.

The new Pixel range of two supports the Active Edge technology which allows a user to squeeze the edges of the phones to trigger specific actions. Initially introduced with HTC’s U11 earlier this year. This is to be permitted as these phones are manufactured by HTC team which Google only recently acquired (via Grabi.org). Consumers didn’t appear to be huge fans of the feature with the U11. Though the time only will tell if it has been made more accessible and useful on Google’s new devices arena.

By default, the support of Active Edge will launch the Google Assistant and silence phone calls. While it’s not clear that Google has made squeezable sides dramatically more useful, but nevertheless, they’re not likely to be a drawback, either.

The two new Pixel devices are also going to be packing in augmented reality features such as early preview of Google Lens. No shock considering Apple’s push into this space with ARKit and A11 Bionic processors in iPhone 8 and iPhone X attempting to saturate the market. As mentioned! Exposing those features will allow users to view 3D characters and emoji stickers augmented over the real-world when they originally taking photographs.

In fact, both Pixels also feature Apple’s Portrait Mode and Live Photos like functionality. Google has choosing to call its own creation of Live Photos as Motion Photos. Google’s Mario Queiroz, VP product management, says his team has “reimagined smartphone photography.” They gave the Pixel 2 to DXO for early testing, and the phone apparently got a record-setting score of 98. For context, the iPhone 8 Plus comes in second with a 94. We are going to see a huge competition and rivalry in the near future, then?

This year’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL camera setup uses something that Google calling it a “dual-pixel sensor.” This is supposed to literally divide every pixel in two, meaning that the pixels are a little bit smaller this year (1.4μm instead of last year’s 1.55μm), but again, there are supposed to be all kinds of benefits from what Google can do with this system. At the simplest, it’s supposed to allow for faster autofocus and so on.

Google says the portrait effect will work on objects, in addition to people, and that it’ll also be enabled on the 8MP front-facing camera, even though it doesn’t have split pixels, which acts like a second lens. Google will record a three-second clip around each photo and bundled it into a file, adding its own kind of Motion Photos.

Exclusive first look at the Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL

Both devices will offer 18W rapid charging, Pixel Imprint (fingerprint scanner), IP67 water-resistance, as well as USB-C, Bluetooth 5.0. Google is offering both Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL in 64/128GB of storage configurations. Missing is the 3.5mm headphone audio jack, which Google mocked Apple removing in iPhone 7 series, as well as wireless charging, both of which are not found on the new Pixels.

The Pixel 2 will be available in Just Blue, Clearly White, and Kinda Blue colors, Pixel 2 XL offered in Just Black, and Black & White.

Pixel 2: 64GB for $649 | 128GB for $749
Pixel 2 XL: 64GB for $849 | 128GB for $949

Both are available for pre-ordering right now, with shipping date expecting to begin by October 19th for Pixel 2 and mid-November for Pixel 2 XL, after iPhone X launch.

(Meet the Pixel 2)

(The PixelPerfect Camera)

Note: Anyone who orders Pixel 2 before October 19th will get sent a promo code to receive a free Home Mini sometime next month.

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