Google Pixel 2: Release Date, Features, Availability

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Google has taken the wraps of its second generation of Pixel smartphones, the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. This is the second time ever Google has worked on hardware and keeping that in mind, the brand is fairing quite nicely. The new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones are featuring some amazing hardware. Just like before, the phones ship with high-end hardware. However, what sparks some controversy, is the removal of 3.5mm headphone jack. Google, just last year, loudly criticized Apple for removing the headphone jack but it has come out to follow the same trend a year ahead. Anyhow, lets take a look at what the Pixel and Pixel 2 XL have to offer along with release date information and availability.

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will be shipping with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. Further, Google is taking on a very strong AI approach. It is selling users more on its software especially the Assistant. The brand thinks, AI is the future and rightly so. Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL also feature Active Edge hardware which lets you interact with the phone by squeezing it. Read ahead to find out more details about both Google Pixel 2 phones.

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Google Pixel 2

Google Pixel 2 – Technical Specifications:

Google Pixel 2Technical Specifications
Dimensions145.7 x 69.7 x 7.8 mm
Network4G LTE
Display5-inch 1920x1080
AMOLED
Gorilla Glass 5
2.5D glass, 441ppi
95% DCI-P3 color space
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Memory
4GB RAM,
64/128GB Storage
OSAndroid 8.0 Oreo
CameraMain System: 12.2MP f/1.8
1.4μm pixels
OIS, EIS
PDAF, LDAF
Front Camera:
8MP, 1.4μm pixels
f/2.4, fixed focus
VideoMPEG4, H.265(HEVC), H.264(AVC), H.263, VC-1, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8, VP9
AudioMP3, AAC LC/AAC+/eAAC+,AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WMA, FLAC, Vorbis, Opus
Additional featuresFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, Google Assistant
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C
Battery2700mAh

Google Pixel 2 XL – Technical Specifications:

Google Pixel 2 XLTechnical Specifications
Dimensions157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm
Network4G LTE
Display6-inch 2880x1440
pOLED
Gorilla Glass 5
3D glass, 538ppi
100% DCI-P3 color space
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Memory
4GB RAM,
64/128GB Storage
OSAndroid 8.0 Oreo
CameraMain System: 12.2MP f/1.8
1.4μm pixels
OIS, EIS
PDAF, LDAF
Front Camera:
8MP, 1.4μm pixels
f/2.4, fixed focus
VideoMPEG4, H.265(HEVC), H.264(AVC), H.263, VC-1, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8, VP9
AudioMP3, AAC LC/AAC+/eAAC+,AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WMA, FLAC, Vorbis, Opus
Additional featuresFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, Google Assistant
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C
Battery3520mAh

For a detailed look into what hardware is packed inside the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, read our complete Google Pixel 2 technical specs guide.

Google Pixel 2 – Release Date and Availability:

Google has started taking pre-orders for both the Pixel 2 phones. You can get your hands on the Google Pixel 2 for $649 and Google Pixel 2 XL for $849 in the US. Available color options include Clearly White, Kinda Blue and Just Black. Google is partnering up with Verizon along with its own Google Stores and Project Fi to sell the smartphones in the US.

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will start shipping to users on October 19th in major regions. For a limited time, Google will be offering Home Mini with a purchase of Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL completely free.

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We will be soon providing individual detailed guides for where you can purchase the Google Pixel 2 and when. Stay tuned for that.

Google Pixel 2 Video:

Here is a video released by Google showcasing the Google Pixel 2 smartphone.

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL – Gallery: