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Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL launched by Google

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The wait for the latest Google flagship devices is finally over. Google announced the Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL at the launch event in San Francisco earlier this month. The company announced new products like the Google Home Mini, Clips, Home Max, Pixelbook, Pixelbook Pen, Pixel Buds alongside the Pixel smartphones.


Pixel 2 will be packing in a 5-inch FHD AMOLED display along with a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 with  16:9 aspect ratio and 441 PPI pixel density. The Pixel 2 XL has a 6-inch P-OLED QHD display panel with the 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5, and a 18:9 aspect ratio alongside the 538 PPI pixel density. Both the devices are equipped with ‘Always-on display’ and the front-facing speakers.

The Pixel 2 boasts 95 percent DCI-P3 colour coverage, while the Pixel 2 XL boasts an impressive 100 percent coverage. Both smartphone displays will sport a 1,00,000:1 ‘super contrast ration alongside a ‘True black level’. Both, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are powered by a 64-bit Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor which is clocked at up to 2.35 GHz with a 4 GB LPDDR4x RAM. They come with an Aluminium unibody design along with hybrid coating and IP67 rating for water and dust resistance.

They devices sport an Adreno 540 GPU which handle graphic intensive tasks. Google has offered two storage variants for the devices, where one is 64 GB internal storage and the other with 128 GB internal storage. Another thing to note here is that the company has not added any expandable slots on any of the two devices.


Both the devices will come with single camera setup on the back instead of the dual camera setup that currently the rage in the technology industry. Users can shoot some 720p video at up to 240 fps, 1080p video at up to 120 fps and the 4K video at 30 fps using the back camera.

Impressively both Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL can capture ‘Portrait Mode’ images using only the single 12.2 MP camera module with f/1.8 aperture available on the back of the devices. The company has detailed that it can use machine learning along with the ‘Dual Pixel’ technology for generating the depth in the image. Some interesting things here are that both the devices will have Optical and electronic image stabilization at the same time during video recording


Google has done away with the 3.5-mm headphone jack. However, they have announced that it will pack a 3.5-mm headphone jack to Type-C dongle along with all the devices.

Both devices will pack Proximity, Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Ambient light sensor, Pixel Imprint (the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner), Barometer, Hall effect, and the Android Sensor Hub along with its Active Edge to detect the squeezes to enhance the feature-set of the smartphone.

Pixel 2 has a 2700 mAh battery whereas the Pixel 2 XL will run on a 3,520 mAh battery and and the devices will support fast charge.


As for the price Google has put the Pixel 2 at $ 649 for the 64 GB version whereas the 128 GB variant will be at $ 749. The Pixel 2 XL has the 64 GB internal storage priced at $ 849 and the 128 GB variant will come at $ 949.

Pixel 2 with the 64 GB internal storage will most probably be for Rs 61,000 and the 128 GB variant will come at Rs 70,000. The Pixel 2 XL 64 GB variant might be priced at Rs 73,000 and the 128 GB variant will be priced at Rs 82,000.