Google Pixel and Pixel XL officially announced: everything you need to know

Google officially announced its new Pixel smartphones, which will be the first devices to come with their new Google Assistant. The Pixel phones will be completely unlocked and available through the Google Play Store.

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Unlike Apple, Google kept the 3.5mm headphone jack.

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The Pixel will have the latest and improved Android 7.1.

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The Pixel has a 12.3MP camera sensor with f/2.0 and HDR+ technology, a bigger 1.55μm pixels and optical image stabilization, which Google calls the “best smartphone camera ever made”. The camera has a new video stabilization technology and 4K video support. In front an 8MP camera. The Pixel camera manages to get a rating of 89 from DxOMark, which is the highest rating of any smartphone ever.

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The Pixel series has a new slick industrial design with rounded edges, and new rear glass provides ‘personality and character’ to Pixel with no camera bump this time.

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The Pixel series come in two variant Pixel and Pixel XL with three different color options: Very Silver, Quite Black, and Really Blue.

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The Pixel has a smaller 5-inch AMOLED display with a 1080p display and Non-removable 2,770mAh battery. The Pixel XL has a larger 5.5-inch AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 and a bigger Non-removable 3,450mAh battery. Other specifications are same on both phones the full specifications are down below.

  Google Pixel Google Pixel XL
Display 5.0-inch AMOLED
1920 x 1080
441ppi
Fingerprint- and smudge-resistant oleophobic coating
Gorilla Glass 4
5.5-inch AMOLED
2560 x 1440
534ppi
Fingerprint- and smudge-resistant oleophobic coating
Gorilla Glass 4
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
2.15Ghz + 1.6Ghz, 64Bit Quad-Core
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
2.15Ghz + 1.6Ghz, 64Bit Quad-Core
GPU Adreno 530 Adreno 530
RAM 4GB
LPDDR4
4GB
LPDDR4
Storage 32/128GB 32/128GB
MicroSD No No
Cameras 12.3MP rear camera with f/2.0, 1.55μm large pixels, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Laser Detection Autofocus (LDAF), 4K (30fps) video capture, HD 240fps (8x), Full HD 120fps (4x) slow motion video, broad-spectrum CRI-90 dual-LED flash

8MP rear camera with f/2.4 aperture, 1.4 µm pixels, Full HD video capture (30fps)

12.3MP rear camera with f/2.0, 1.55μm large pixels, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Laser Detection Autofocus (LDAF), 4K (30fps) video capture, HD 240fps (8x), Full HD 120fps (4x) slow motion video, broad-spectrum CRI-90 dual-LED flash

8MP rear camera with f/2.4 aperture, 1.4 µm pixels, Full HD video capture (30fps)

Battery Non-removable 2,770mAh
Fast charging: up to 7 hours of use from only 15 minutes of charging
Non-removable 3,450mAh
Fast charging: up to 7 hours of use from only 15 minutes of charging
Media Single bottom-firing speaker
Adaptive audio amplifier
3 microphones (2 front, 1 rear) with noise cancellation
Single bottom-firing speaker
Adaptive audio amplifier
3 microphones (2 front, 1 rear) with noise cancellation
Wireless and location 4G LTE with 3x Carrier aggregation
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2×2 MIMO, dual-band (2.4 GHz, 5.0 GHz)
Bluetooth 4.2
NFC
GPS and GLONASS
Digital compass
4G LTE with 3x Carrier aggregation
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2×2 MIMO, dual-band (2.4 GHz, 5.0 GHz)
Bluetooth 4.2
NFC
GPS and GLONASS
Digital compass
Network World-wide network/carrier compatibility with:1
GSM: Quad-band GSM
UMTS/WCDMA : B 1/2/4/5/8
CDMA: BC0/BC1/BC10
TDS-CDMA: N/A
FDD LTE: B 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/20/25/26/28/29/30
TDD LTE: B 41
LTE 2xCA: B2+B2, B2+B4, B2+B5, B2+B12, B2+B13, B2+B17, B2+B29, B2+B30, B4+B4, B4+B5, B4+B7, B4+B12, B4+B13, B4+B17, B4+B29, B4+B30, B5+B30, B7+B7, B12+B30, B25+B25, B29+B30, B41+B41
LTE 3xCA: B2+B2+B12, B2+B2+B13, B2+B4+B4, B2+B4+B5, B2+B4+B12, B2+B4+B13, B2+B4+B29, B2+B5+B30, B2+B12+B30, B2+B29+B30, B4+B4+B12, B4+B4+B13, B4+B5+B30, B4+ B7+ B12, B4+B12+B30, B4+B29+B30, B41+B41+B41
Pixel is an unlocked phone and works on major carrier networks.
World-wide network/carrier compatibility with:1
GSM: Quad-band GSM
UMTS/WCDMA : B 1/2/4/5/8
CDMA: BC0/BC1/BC10
TDS-CDMA: N/A
FDD LTE: B 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/20/25/26/28/29/30
TDD LTE: B 41
LTE 2xCA: B2+B2, B2+B4, B2+B5, B2+B12, B2+B13, B2+B17, B2+B29, B2+B30, B4+B4, B4+B5, B4+B7, B4+B12, B4+B13, B4+B17, B4+B29, B4+B30, B5+B30, B7+B7, B12+B30, B25+B25, B29+B30, B41+B41
LTE 3xCA: B2+B2+B12, B2+B2+B13, B2+B4+B4, B2+B4+B5, B2+B4+B12, B2+B4+B13, B2+B4+B29, B2+B5+B30, B2+B12+B30, B2+B29+B30, B4+B4+B12, B4+B4+B13, B4+B5+B30, B4+ B7+ B12, B4+B12+B30, B4+B29+B30, B41+B41+B41
Pixel is an unlocked phone and works on major carrier networks.
Ports USB Type-C
Nano SIM
3.5mm audio jack
USB 3.0 data transfer
USB Type-C
Nano SIM
3.5mm audio jack
USB 3.0 data transfer
Sensors Pixel Imprint
Accelerometer/Gyroscope
Magnetometer
Barometer
Proximity sensor/Ambient Light Sensor
Hall sensor
Android Sensor Hub
Pixel Imprint
Accelerometer/Gyroscope
Magnetometer
Barometer
Proximity sensor/Ambient Light Sensor
Hall sensor
Android Sensor Hub
Other RGB LED notification light RGB LED notification light
Wireless charging No No
Water resistance IP53 IP53
Software Android 7.1 Nougat Android 7.1 Nougat
Colors Very Silver, Quite Black, Really Blue (Limited Edition) Very Silver, Quite Black, Really Blue (Limited Edition)
Dimensions and weight 143.8 x 69.5 x 8.6mm
143g
154.7 x 75.7 x 8.6mm
168g

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Google said that Pixel starts at $649 for the 5-inch Pixel, while the Pixel XL is not finalized yet. Pre-orders are open now in the US, Australia, Canada, Germany and the UK with India starting on 13th October.

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