It seems like Google is great at everything: in addition to building a huge online empire, recently they ventured into a previously uncharted territory – smartphone manufacturing.
It’s safe to say that the original Google Pixel was a huge success, but this autumn the company decided to outdo themselves by releasing the Google Pixel 2. Check out Google Pixel 2 specifications and everything else you need to know.
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1. Google Pixel 2 specs
Of course, the most fascinating thing about the new device from Google is the Google Pixel 2 release. The smartphone comes in two options, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Here is what the brand new Google flagships has in store for the buyers:
- 5-inch/6-inch display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
- 4GB of RAM
- 62/128GB of internal storage
- 12.2MP back camera
- 8MP front camera
- 2700/3520mAh battery
- IP67 water resistance
- Android 8.0 with Google UI
2. Google Pixel 2 review
The pure specs of the new devices are exciting enough, but how do they compare to each other, the previous Google Pixel release and other flagship smartphones of the year?
Let’s start with the visual characteristics. The Pixel 2 comes in three colors: black, blue, and white. The Pixel 2 XL is available in two color schemes, black and black-and-white, which is arguably the best looking one from the whole lineup. All Pixel 2 phones come in a sleek and refined design with an aluminum body and signature Google visual features.
In terms of specs, the Google Pixel 2 could have been at risk of looking quite average for 2017 if it wasn’t for the two massive advantages: the groundbreaking camera and the latest Android features that are currently exclusive to the Pixel lineup of phones.
3. Google Pixel 2 camera and software
The primary Pixel 2 camera has 12MP, but the most noteworthy changes happened in the camera software. Now you can take portrait photos with a slightly blurred background, just like the iPhone does, capture Motion Photos, and achieve a higher quality of videos.
Another important update of the phone is the improved augmented reality functionality, which can be experienced through a variety of Android-specific apps. Other software changes include an always active OLED screen that constantly displays notifications, the redesigned top of the home screen with all necessary information, and a better Google Assistant.
4. Google Pixel 2 price and release date
Now that you know everything the Google Pixel 2 has to offer, you probably have only two questions left: when can I get the new Pixel and how much is it going to cost?
The Google Pixel 2017 release date for the Pixel 2 model is October 19, while the Pixel 2 XL won’t be available to purchase until November 15. The price for the new Google smartphones will be around ₦200,000 for the Pixel 2 and ₦300,000 for the Pixel 2 XL.
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