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Everything you need to know about the Google Pixel

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Google launched it’s Pixel phones, which is the first Google branded smartphone.Here is everything you need to know about the Pixel devices.

Specs

The rumors about the specs of the phones were all true. The Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones are powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 quad-core 2 x 2.15 GHz/ 2 x 1.6 GHz  processor with 4GB RAM. The storage options are 32GB and 128GB.

Both Pixel smartphones come with a 12.3MP rear camera with large 1.55 micron pixels and f/2.0 aperture. It has features like HDR + and Smartburst. The phones support 4K recording and have video-stabilisation as well. The front camera is 8 MP.

Everything you need to know about the Google Pixel

Google Pixel and Pixel XL have a Pixel imprint fingerprint sensor on the back, have a USB-C port for charging and 3.5mm headphone jack.

The only difference between the phones is the Pixel comes with a 2,770mAh battery, while Pixel XL gets a bigger 3,450mAh battery.Google Pixel and Pixel XL comes with a 5-inch and 5.5-inch AMOLED displays with Full HD and Quad HD resolution.

Best camera in a smartphone

Everything you need to know about the Google Pixel

Google claims the device’s camera has the fastest shutter on the market. It has a DxO Marks test result of 89 which surpasses the iPhone 7. The camera’s smart burst allows for it to take multiple photos at once and then allow the user to select the best one. Video stabilisation is also included.

Software

Google Pixel devices run the Android Nougat 7.1 update and have some exclusive features which you won’t get on any other Android phone, including Nexus. For instance, long pressing on the home button will open up the Google Assistant which is exclusive to Pixel.

Google Pixel phones have their own launcher as well with a redesigned app drawer, a new G search bar with only the G logo on top. There’s also no Hangouts app on the Pixel phones and it comes with Allo and Duo installed.

Exclusive features

Also Google Pixel users get unlimited storage space for their photos. They can store photos in full resolution, even 4K video on Google Photos. If a user starts running out space on the device, photos will be deleted from the device itself and instead backed-up on the cloud, and can be accessed via the Google Photos app. The resolution won’t be lowered.

Hardware on both phones are built to give us better Daydream VR experience. Google also launched VR headsets compatible for these phones.

Everything you need to know about the Google Pixel

Price and availability

The phones come in three colours: Black, Blue and Silver. Blue is limited edition bit and it appears to be sold out in the US already. Both phones are a single-SIM and there is no microSD card.

Google is bringing these phones to India as well during the launch phase and the pre-orders start from October 13. Flipkart, Reliance Digital, Croma stores will also have the new Pixel smartphones for sale. Pricing starts at Rs 57000  for 32 GB version of Pixel and goes up to Rs 76000 for the larger 128GB Pixel XL.

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