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Google Pixel: Release Date, Specifications, Availability

Google just announced their new line of smartphones called Pixel and Pixel XL. Yes, the naming scheme has changed from Nexus to Pixel. These phones will be running on the new Android 7.1 Nougat software. The design and hardware aspect has changed a lot from previous models. Pixel and Pixel XL are following a composite choice of metal and glass. Furthermore, they are priced slightly on the higher side for a phone coming from Google. Read further to find out more about specifications, availability and release date.

There are two variations to the Pixel. Like last time, one comes in a manageable size while the other appeals to users looking for greater screen real estate. Rest assured, the new Pixel will indeed come with a headphone jack. Also, the new Pixel phones are the first Daydream compatible smartphones.

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Google Pixel & Pixel XL – Specifications:

Below are listed technical specifications for both phones. Do note, the major difference lies in battery capacity, screen size and resolution, rest is the same.

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Google Pixel XL Specs

  • Dimensions: 154.7 x 75.7 x 8.6 mm, 168 grams
  • Display: 5.5-inch Quad HD AMOLED, 534 ppi, Gorilla Glass 4
  • Processor: 2.15GHz Snapdragon 821 (quad-core, 64-bit)
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 32GB or 128GB
  • Camera: Rear – 12.3MP, f/2.0, 1.55um, OIS. Front – 8MP
  • Battery: 3,450 mAh, fast charging
  • Other features: fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C, NFC, 3.5mm headphone jack
  • OS: Android 7.1

Google Pixel Specs

  • Dimensions: 143.8 x 69.5 x 8.6 mm, 143 grams
  • Display: 5-inch Full HD AMOLED, 441 ppi, Gorilla Glass 4
  • Processor: 2.15GHz Snapdragon 821 (quad-core, 64-bit)
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 32GB or 128GB
  • Camera: Rear – 12.3MP, f/2.0, 1.55um, OIS. Front – 8MP
  • Battery: 2,770 mAh, fast charging
  • Other features: fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C, NFC, 3.5mm headphone jack
  • OS: Android 7.1

Google Pixel & Pixel XL Release Date, Pricing and Availability:

The new Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones will be simply replacing the old Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P whilst keeping the same prices.

Google Pixel Price in US (Unlocked):

  • $649 for 32GB storage

Google Pixel XL Price in US (Unlocked):

  • To be updated soon.

As for the availability, pre-orders start from today – 4th October –  in US, Canada, UK and Germany, whilst in India, 13th October.

What do you think about the new Pixel smartphones from Google? Would you be upgrading to them? Let us know in the comments!

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