Google's Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones are here

Posted October 05, 2017

The advertisement was spotted by a user and was posted on Reddit in images. Seven new products were announced, not including upgrades to software and basic functionality, including the new two Pixel devices, as well as Pixel Buds, Pixelbook, and a host of new Google Home devices. They're $160 and you can pre-order them starting today. You'll also get a new launcher that better integrates quick information such as your calendar events, as well as a new search bar at the bottom of the screen for easier access. Its pixel density is therefore 538ppi, meaning the Pixel 2 XL not only has a larger display than the Pixel 2 but a sharper one too. Do you think they stack up well against Apple's Air Pods?

Google has unveiled the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, two of the most advanced phones on the market. This feature for now is only available in HTC U11. They do house front-facing stereo speakers, but the device isnt that much more compact than its XL sibling.

Recently, ConceptCreator's latest Google Pixel 2 XL video suggested that the smartphone will be a bigger variant of the Google Pixel 2. It will come with Android 8.0 Oreo but an update to 8.1 should not be far off after launch. Resulting in a smartphone that has seen a significant reduction in the amount of bezels on all four sides, although more evidently on the top and bottom portions of the front panel.

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At the event, Google also announced that its Daydream mobile VR platform now has over 250 titles (apps and games) to choose from.

Google also developed some accessories, like its own pair of wireless earbuds, called Pixel Buds. There might be changes made on the inside.

As the name suggests, the Google Home Mini will be the smaller version of the now available Google Home Bluetooth speaker. It will be a close rival to the Amazon Echo Dot. The handset is said to cost $49. These prices are relevant to the USA specifically, and while Google has also confirmed that both phones will become available in a number of other countries in the coming weeks and months, firm pricing outside of the U.S. has yet to be announced. The hybrid tablet, as mentioned by Droid Life, could come with a 360-degree hinge and will run Chrome OS. Google did bump up the storage, now 64GB is the base option (theres a 128GB model for those that need more).

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Google also launched an action cam called Google Clips.

Both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL utilize the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and has 4GB of RAM.

The smaller Pixel will sell for nearly US$650 while the Pixel XL will sell for nearly US$850.

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Synnex also provided a few extra details about the new Chromebook Pixel.