Google Pixel 2 – The world’s smartest phone

Google has unveiled its new Pixel 2 smartphone.

The device sports an edge-to-edge display is available in a 5-inch standard and 6-inch XL model.

The Pixel 2 has an all-aluminium body and features a fingerprint sensor at the back of the phone, below the camera.

There is no 3.5mm headphone jack on the Pixel 2, and users will need to use a USB-C adapter to listen to music.

The 5-inch Pixel 2 has a 1,920 x 1,080 OLED display, while the 6-inch Pixel 2 XL boasts a QHD+ pOLED screen. Both devices feature always-on displays.

Smart features

The Pixel’s display also has a circular polarizer, allowing users to see the screen properly while wearing sunglasses.

The built-in Google Assistant features advanced recognition abilities, and can identify the name and artist of a song using a simple command – and search for it on Google Play Music.

To launch Assistant, users can squeeze the side of the device and deliver a voice command to it.

Using Google Assistant, Pixel 2 users can also broadcast to Google Home devices from their smartphone.

The Pixel 2’s camera also features Google Lens – which can be used to recognise phone numbers, addresses, and art automatically, and will push useful information on the object to the user.

The camera on the Pixel 2 is a 12MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture and optical image stabilisation. It also includes various machine-learning features, allowing it to generate a depth map with a single camera lens.

Pixel 2 owners will continue to get free, unlimited storage using Google Photos.

Google said the Pixel 2 will also support an eSIM – an embedded SIM that lets you instantly connect to a carrier network.

Pricing

The devices will launch with pure Android 8.0 Oreo, and Pixel users will always be the first to receive OS and security updates, said Google.

  • The Pixel 2 will be priced from $649.
  • The Pixel 2 XL will be priced from $849.

A free Google Home Mini is included with each Pixel 2 purchase in selected regions, said Google.

The devices are currently available for pre-order in the US, Australia, Germany, India, UK, and Canada.

Specifications

Specifications Pixel 2 Pixel 2 XL
Display 5.0-inch 1,920 x 1,080 6.0-inch 2,880 x 1,440
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
RAM 4GB 4GB
Storage 64GB/128GB 64GB/128GB
Camera 12.2MP Rear / 8MP Front 12.2MP Rear / 8MP Front
Connectivity Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0
Ports USB Type-C USB Type-C
Battery 2,700mAh 3,520mAh
Dimensions 146 x 70 x 8 mm 158 x 77 x 8 mm
Price 64GB – $649 / 128GB – $749 64GB – $849 / 128GB – $949

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