It's Official: The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, and What to Expect From Them - USD74.00
Google has officially shown the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL to the world. The Pixel 2 starts at $650 and the Pixel 2 XL starts at $700.
After a lot of rumours and months of waiting, Google has finally given
This is the second year in a row that Google has come out with its own phone. The manufacturing partner still has a lot of work to do, but the company says they have more control over how the Pixel phones are designed and made than they ever did with the Nexus smartphones and tablets. Along with these phones, the firm also showed off a new, smaller Google Home and the Pixelbook, a new Chrome OS laptop.
Google Pixel 2 Specs
• 5" 1080p AMOLED 16:9 Display
• 2.5D Coverage of 95�I-P3 by Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5
• There are 64GB and 128GB of internal storage for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC
and 4GB of RAM.
• The front camera is 8MP and 1.4m.
• The back camera is 12.2MP and 1.4m.
• The battery has a capacity of 2,700 mAh and is water and dust proof.
• Google Pixel 2 XL Specs
• 6" pOLED QHD+ (2880 x 1440) 18:9 display
• 3D Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 covers all of DCI-P3
There are 64GB and 128GB of internal storage for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC and 4GB of RAM.
Both the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL have an 8MP front-facing camera with a 1.4m sensor and a 12.2MP back-facing camera with a 1.4m sensor. They also have a 3,520 mAh battery and an IP67 seal that keeps out water and dust. We pretty much knew what to expect from Google with both of these gadgets because of the leaks, but many people were still hoping for a few additions. The wait is over, as Google has announced that they are now taking pre-orders and will start distributing smartphones later this year. The Pixel 2 starts at $650 and the Pixel 2 XL starts at $850.
So, as we can see below, these are the specs that have been released over the last few months. When a product is so eagerly awaited, it's hard for a corporation to keep it a secret (no Ultra Pixel here!). We didn't know everything about these gadgets, like the front-facing camera, the Pixel 2's screen technology, or how much power it would have, but we knew what they were going to be for a long time. There have even been some representations of them that let us see them up close.
• Google Pixel 2 Software Features
Google also unveiled several new features that would be added to the company's two new flagship handsets at the launch event. Just like we said before, the firm has changed the Pixel Launcher to make it easier to use the Google search bar and add a Google Assistant widget at the top. The camera app now has a "Portrait Mode" that uses software algorithms to keep the main subject in focus while blurring away the backdrop.
Google is adding more functions to its camera app, building on the ones it already has and adding a couple that have been used by other OEMs. Again, we've talked about this in the past, and the company verified today that its camera app contains both a Face Retouching tool and a Motion Photo mode. Face retouching is rather self-explanatory, since it tries to hide spots and other flaws on your skin. Like Apple's Live Photos, the Motion shot mode will record some video before and after taking a still shot.
A new function called "Now Playing" lets phones listen for music and show information about it on the lock screen. This will be quite controversial right away. This function isn't required, though, and you can turn it off at any time in the settings. Google maintains that its Now Playing feature works offline and never transfers songs or conversations to Google. According to reports, the business is even expanding its Ambient Display feature to include an always-on display that uses the OLED panels in both the Google Pixel 2 and the Google Pixel 2 XL. (you can try it out now).