Google Pixel 2 Launched: Everything We Know So Far

The wait is finally over. Google has revealed the most anticipated smartphones, the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Today is the day when Google finally released the two phones along with Google Home Mini as this is the day that marks the first anniversary of the original Google Pixel and Pixel XL. A great way to reminisce and celebrate, we say. Revealing its flashy case and hardware, the launch included everything from the brand new phones, home speakers and a lot more.  We cannot deny the fact that Google has been incorporating AI smartly in all its devices since decades and has been the pioneer when it comes to this kind of technology.

Highlights of Google Pixel 2…

Let’s talk about the Google Pixel 2 pricing and availability details, along with what this new device has in it to offer;

Google Pixel 2: Design

The design of the Pixel looks rather generic, despite that little glass window on the back. The Google Pixel 2 looks pretty much like its predecessors, with a few minor changes. However, the glass does not surround the fingerprint reader this time. It comes with a scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 5 as well as proximity sensors and light sensors.

Speed and Processor

Google Pixel 2 runs on the Android 8.0.1 Oreo and comes with an “Active Edge” feature, which means that you’ll be able to perform tasks just by squeezing the sides of the smartphone.As promised, Google has used the octa-core 64-bit processor with the highlight Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 system chip. This makes the phone an altogether a divine high-speed experience. In addition to this, the good news is Google Pixel 2 has a RAM of 4GB and a big fat 128GB storage.

Water Resistant body

What’s interesting is that Google Pixel 2 is water and dust resistant, combined with the 6-inch QHD AMOLED display with 18:9 aspect ratio. Way to go.

Camera and Image Stabilization

Google Pixel 2 comes with a spectacular 1/2.6-inch 12MP sensor and a f/1.8 aperture and it’s evident that the Pixel camera is going to be the best of the best. It comes with the fantastic Google’s electronic image stabilization coupled with the advanced optical image stabilization technology, so it is capable of stabilizing your clicks and videos.  Moreover, it comes with an unlimited full-size upload to Google Photos, so you never have to worry about the storage of your photos and videos. It won’t even compromise on quality.

Google Lens

Moreover, the company announced today that Pixel 2 is going to have the Google Lens, a brand new app that will let you take pictures and get information about the objects/humans you click through the Google Assistant. Thrilling, isn’t it?

 Pros:

  • Water-resistant phone
  • Lightweight phone
  • Lots of RAM (4 GB RAM)
  • Large camera sensor pixel size (1.4 μm)

Cons:

  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion

Google Pixel 2 Price

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are pretty expensive. You will be able to buy the Google Pixel 2 for $649 for the 64GB version or $749 for the 128GB version.

Google Pixel 2 pre-order and release date

Pixel 2 will be made available for pre-order starting today. Links to Google Store will be coming soon.

  • Pixel 2 release date: October 19

 

Google Pixel 2 availability

We expect that the Pixel 2 will be sold through Verizon as the exclusive carrier partner and the phones will be made available through the Google Store as well.

Google isn’t going to waste your time and make you wait for days. The pre-orders will go live soon and the Pixel 2 is going to hit the shelves on October 19.

We hope that you found all the details about the Pixel 2 exciting and useful. Are you excited for Pixel 2? because we certainly are.

Abdullah Akbar

Abdullah Akbar Shafi is currently doing Software Engineering And he writes on Gadgets and Technology as his interest.
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