Search engine giant ,Google has just officially unveiled its much rumored Pixel phones; the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL Android Smartphones which now replaces its long standing Nexus line of Smartphones . The Google Pixel phones as announced is made by HTC, but carries the Google branding, a deviation from the defunct Nexus phones arrangement, where the phone goes with Hardware manufacturer’s name on them .
The Google Pixel phone may not be entirely different from most Flagship devices out there especially in designs and internals , but it boasts of some of the best and smartest software available in a phone till date.
The Google Pixel ,which is the smallest of the duo comes with a design similar to HTC One A9 – a mixture of aluminium and glass design.The device houses a rear fingerprint scanner which doubles as a scroll wheel for easy navigation.
It comes with a 5-inch FHD AMOLED display and powered by a Snapdragon 821 quad-core processor with a clock speed of 2.15 GHz and Adreno 530 GPU .The Google Pixel has 4GB of RAM and available in two storage variant – 32GB variant and a 128GB variant.
The Google Pixel is the second Android device to boot Google’s latest Android 7.1 (Nougat) out of the box ,the LG V20 been the first. Nexus users are not left out though ,as they are already getting the Android 7 update over the air.
The Google Pixel retains those camera qualities that made both LG Nexus 5X and Huawei Nexus 6P a big hit – a 12MP sensor, 1.55µm pixels, f/2.0 aperture and Electronic Image Stabilization , a feature which saw DxOMark give the Pixel phones the highest rating ever in a smartphone, with an overall score of 89, beating out the iPhone 7 clearly by 3 points.On the flip side of the Google Pixel , you also Nexus 6p type 8-megapixel front-facing camera without LED flash.
There is also the Smartburst feature onboard – it captures multiple photos and selects the best one with the phones’ powerful AI software .
Other specs and features of the Google Pixel worth mentioning include a 2770mAh battery with support for quick charging , 4G VoLTE , USB Type-C ,Google assistant and works with Google daydream View.
Google Pixel specifications
- 5-inch (1920x 1080 pixels) AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection
- 2.15 GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 821 processor with Adreno 530 GPU
- 4GB LPDDR RAM, 32GB / 128GB internal storage
- Android 7.1 (Nougat)
- 12.3MP rear camera with LED flash, Sony IMX378 sensor, 1.55um pixel, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, LDAF
- 8MP front camera
- Fingerprint sensor
- Dimensions: 143.8 x 69.5 x 8.6mm; Weight: 143g
- 3 microphones, 3.5mm audio jack
- 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac MIMO (2.4/5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, USB Type-C
- 2,770mAh battery
Google Pixel Release Date & Price
The Google Pixel is available in Quite Black, Very Silver and USA only Really Blue colors and immediately available for pre-order in the US, Australia, Canada and Germany ,while it will be listed on Flipkart India for Pre-order from October 13 .
Google Pixel price in India starts at Rs 57,000 , while the Pixel price in UK ,Germany will be £599 (32GB) and £699 (128GB) .
Since the Global price of Google Pixel starts at £599, we do expect the device to retail for around N200,000 – N250,000in Nigeria , 77200 Ksh in Kenya and about 3100 GHc in Ghana.