Here comes the news of the month, Google has waved a goodbye to Nexus by welcoming the all-new Pixel.Google introduced two new inside and out Android smartphones at an event in San Francisco on Tuesday, Google Pixel and Pixel XL. First time ever Google is going to offer a product to the people owning its own (Google’s) hardware and software with an aim to compete with the leading luxury mobile brand Apple and Samsung’s newly launched flagship phones. Pixel is also not unknown by the people as Google has used the name for its premium tablet and laptops in the past.
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“Hardware isn’t a new area for Google but we are now taking steps to showcase the very best of Google across a family of devices designed and built by us. This is a natural step and we are in it for the long haul,” said by Google SVP Hardware Rick Osterloh
India is in among those six countries where Pixel is going to be launched first. The pre-orders for the phone will begin on October 13th in India with following prices of different storage variant.
Google Pixel — 32GB/128GB — 57,000/66,000 Rs.
Google Pixel XL — 32GB/128GB — 67,000/76,000 Rs.
1) Google Pixel is framed with 5-Inch full HD AMOLED display and Google Pixel XL with 5.5-Inch Quad HDAMOLED display.
2) Both are protected with corning gorilla glass 4 protection.
3) Google Pixel and Pixel XL are packed with aluminum unibody along with a polished glass at the back.
4) Both phones run on 2.15 GHz + 1.6 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821.
5) The top feature of Google Pixel and Pixel XL is it’s camera quality. It has 12.3 MP rear camera with Sony IMX 388 image sensor, 1.55-micron pixels and 8 MP front camera along with 3.5 mm. audio jack.
6) 4GB RAM is again an added advantage of this smartphone.
7) The phones come with USB type-C port and run on Android 7.1 Nougat.
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8) It comes with a 24X7 real time customer care feature which helps in resolving the mobile issues in real-time.
9) The company has built up 54 service centers in 30 cities across India.
10) Special Features:
- To compete with Apple’s SIRI, Pixel is coming with Google assistant which offers web search, search inside the phone, task management and much more.
- Google offers unlimited cloud storage for full-resolution images and videos.
- Swiping down on the fingerprint sensor allows a quick access to all notification.
Should you buy it?
- Google Pixel and Pixel XL is a good Android alternative offered by Google if you are not an IOS lover but want to enjoy the features like Apple offers.
- Google Pixel is completely free from third party bloatware usually loaded onto Android phones by the manufacturers.
Note: This post was originally published in October 2016 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.