Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL launched with loads of upgrades

New Delhi: Google’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 xl launched in an event finally. The phones are loaded with upgrades to compete with Apple iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The major upgrades are included in the camera department, squeezable displays, and stronger software integration to deliver a more personalised experience to the user.

However, Pixel fans will miss out on the 3.5mm headphone jack, which has given way to USB Type-C for both charging and music.

Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL price in India:

The company has confirmed that Pixel 2 price in India for the 64GB variant will be Rs 61,000, and Rs 70,000 for the 128GB variant. The prices in India of Pixel 2 XL for the 64GB and 128GB variants are Rs 73,000 and Rs 82,000, respectively, reports gadgets 360.

The smartphones will be available from over 1,000 offline stores in the country. And also, exclusively available on Flipkart. India pre-orders for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL start from October 26; the former will then go on sale on November 1 and latter on November 15.

In the US, prices start at $649 (roughly Rs 42,235) for Pixel 2, and $849 (approximately Rs 55,250) for Pixel 2 XL.

Google Pixel 2 specifications:

The Pixel 2 features a 5-inch Cinematic 127-mm full-HD (1080×1920) display, while the Pixel 2 XL features a 6-inch QHD+ (2880 x 1440) P-OLED at 538ppi with 18:9 ratio. Both the displays are protected by 3D Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Both the Android 8.0.0 Oreo-based phones are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC and 4GB of RAM. The handsets come in 64GB and 128GB storage variants. The Pixel 2 has a 2700mAh battery, while the Pixel 2 XL has a 3520mAh battery.

For photography, the two phones offer the industry-best camera sensors. According to Google, DxOMark has given the new camera on Pixel 2 a score of 98. Both the phones house a 12.2-megapixel rear camera with f/1.8 aperture and optical and electronic image stabilisation. The front-facing 8-megapixel camera has an aperture of f/2.4

“We are really proud of how the Pixel smartphones did last year,” said Rick Osterloh, Senior Vice President of Hardware at Google. But for this year, Osterloh said, the company has imagined the hardware inside out, instead of just packing in the most extreme modules.