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Google Pixel and Pixel XL Up For Pre-Order In India On October 13; Prices Revealed

Last night a Google event was afoot and we knew what was coming. Google has ventured into the smartphone market all by itself without taking help from a third party manufacturer like it did with the Nexus series and has come up with two new smartphones. The Google Pixel and Pixel XL were the highlight of yesterday’s event and they deserve the limelight. The Google Pixel and Pixel XL are made out of seamless glass-aluminium for smooth and easy to grip surfaces. The Google Pixel and Pixel XL come with a fingerprint sensor on the rear called the Pixel Imprint that can not only be used to unlock the phone but swipe through notifications.

Google Pixel
Google Pixel​

The Google Pixel and Pixel XL have the same hardware underneath them, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 (MSM8996) chipset with a quad core 4 CPU Kryo processor setup with one running at 2.15GHz and the other at 1.6GHz. Both the smartphones have 4GB of RAM and run Android 7.1 (Nougat). Both Google Pixel and Pixel XL will be sold in Very Silver and Quite Black in 32 or 128GB memory variants. When it comes to cameras on the Google Pixel and Pixel XL, we have a 12.3MP, 1.55μm, f/2.0 aperture LED flash equipped sensor on the rear and an 8MP, 1.4µm, f/2.4 aperture lens on the front. When it comes to photography the good news is that you can have unlimited storage for your photos and videos in their original resolution on Google Photos for lifetime.

Google Pixel XL
Google Pixel XL​

The two key differences between the Google Pixel and Pixel XL are their displays and battery. The Google Pixel sports a 5inch Full HD AMOLED display with pixel density of 441ppi that is covered in 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The Google Pixel XL has the same Gorilla Glass 4 covering but on a slightly large 5.5inch Quad HD AMOLED display with a pixel density of 534ppi. The Google Pixel is powered by a 2770mAh battery while the Pixel XL is powered by a 3450mAh battery owing to its bigger size. The Google Pixel and Pixel XL are meant to compete with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus and they are priced similarly as well. The Google Pixel with 32GB on board costs the cheapest at Rs. 57,000. For a larger 128GB storage you have to shell out Rs. 66,000. The bigger Google Pixel XL costs Rs. 67,000 for the 32GB and a whopping Rs. 76,000 for the 128GB variant. The Google Pixel and Pixel XL go up for pre-order on October 13th.

Source: Google Blog, Pixel

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