Google announced multiple new products at yesterday’s hardware event, undoubtedly including the highly expected Pixel and Pixel XL, and both smartphones have been available for preorder.
Pixel and Pixel XL are two flag grade Android smartphones that come with built-in new Google Assistant at first time. The phones are designed by Google and manufactured by HTC. As we can see from the images, the Pixel series sports a sleek and ultra-thin aluminum unibody. There is a minimal “G” logo on the back, but its antenna bands let me naturally associate the phone with Apple’s iPhone 6/6s, so the designers arrange a large patch around the rear fingerprint scanner in order to weaken the association. To be honest, I don’t like Pixel’s back design. Agree? Then a personalized protective case may be a nice solution.
Google Pixel and Pixel XL share almost same hardware specs except their screens, sizes and batteries. The Pixel measures 5.6 x 2.7 x 0.2-0.3 inches and has a 5.0″ 441ppi FHD AMOLED screen and 2770mAh rechargeable battery, and the Pixel XL comes equipped with a 5.5″ QHD AMOLED at 534ppi and 3450mAh battery pack. The Pixel series features a 12.3MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and large 1.55mm pixels, and it has multiple creative modes including HDR+, Lens Blur, Panorama in Fisheye Mode, Photosphere, and Smartburst, so you can use it to capture awesome photos in any light.
Furthermore, two smartphones are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 pro AB quad-core processor and come with 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, 32/128GB ROM, 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.4 aperture and 1.4mm, USB Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack and more.
The Pixel and Pixel XL also feature built-in Google Assistant that contains massive info around the world, so just speaking with the voiced assistant, you can easily get the answers you need. Moreover, unlimited cloud storage hold your photos and videos, and the smartphone perfectly work with Daydream View, Google’s latest VR headset.
The Pixel and Pixel XL have been available for preorder for $649/$769 ($749/$869 for 128GB versions). If you’re interested, jump to Google for their more details.