In an event in San Francisco, Google unveiled the company’s latest smartphone in the Pixel series – Google Pixel at a starting price tag of US $649. It comes in Quite Black, Very Silver & limited edition U.S. only Really Blue colours. The Google Pixel costs US $649 for the 32GB variant while the 128GB variant costs US $749. It will be available for pre-order in the US, Australia, Canada and Germany starting today and It will be available for pre-order in India on Flipkart online on October 13th, 2016 starting at Rs. 57,000. It will also be available from Reliance Digital, Croma and other stores offline.
On the specifications front, the Google Pixel XL features 5-inch Full HD AMOLED display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and to prevent it from scratched, it is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. It is powered by 2.15GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor which is paired with Adreno 530 GPU & 4GB of RAM. it runs on Android 7.1 Nougat and has 32GB/128GB in-built memory & comes with unlimited cloud storage.
On the photography front, the Google Pixel XL features 12.3MP rear camera with LED flash, Sony IMX378 sensor, 1.55umpixel, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, LDAF and 8MP front camera for selfie & video-calling.
The Google Pixel has connectivity features like 4G LTE with VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac MIMO (2.4/5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, USB Type-C, NFC
It has fingerprint sensor on the back & glass back.
It packs 2,770mAh battery which is good enough for 32 hours of talktime and up to 552 hours on standby mode.
The Pixel smartphones are the first smartphone that comes preloaded with Google Assistant. The Assistant not only makes it easy for users to interact with their smartphones, but it also communicates with other Google products like Home and apps like Allo. You can long press the home button and swipe up on the screen to get Google Assistant to bring additional info from contents on the screen.