Google launched a new smartphone made by Google inside and out. That means hardware and software of the phone is made by Google. The new smartphone is called ‘Pixel’.
The name pixel is used by Google in the past for their consumer hardware products that represented an overall premium Google experience. Since 2010, Google partnered closely with mobile handset partners around the world to bring you the best of Android through Nexus phones. Google described the goal through Nexus was to work with various partners to push the boundaries of what’s possible with a smartphone. But have, now decided to take the next step and to provide their own best Google experience, by bringing hardware and software design together under one roof, Made by Google.
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Pixel, Phone by Google
With Pixel, Google carefully sculpted the surfaces of the phone, and rounded the edges to make it easy to grip. They used 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 4 on the front display and back glass to accent the aerospace grade aluminum body. The glass on the back also features Pixel Imprint, fingerprint sensor, which is placed on the back of the phone where your finger expects it. You can even swipe it to access your notifications. And no matter what you’re using your phone for, you’ll need a battery that lasts all day and charges fast — up to seven hours in 15 minutes.
Google Pixel is the first smartphone to have a built-in Google Assistant. With Assistant, you can have a natural conversation with Google to find answers or get things done on the go. Say “Ok Google” or touch and hold the Home button and your Assistant is ready to help. Ask it for a brief update on your day or to play a video on YouTube. Look up traffic on the way home from work or when the nearest pharmacy closes. You can even say “show me my hiking photos with Archana” and it’ll instantly display the photos you’re looking for. Your Assistant can also offer help with what’s on-screen in any app. So if your friend texts you to meet up at a new restaurant, you can just say “navigate there”.
The Pixel camera is not only the best smartphone camera, but it’s the highest rated smartphone camera anyone has ever made. DxOMark Mobile score of 89 is a great example of what’s possible when great hardware meets great software. Pixel puts cutting-edge computational photography in an ultra-fast and easy-to-use camera. Pixel has a 12.3MP camera, featuring an f/2.0 aperture and big 1.55 micron pixels to capture lots and lots of light.
Pixel’s camera lets you take stunning photos in low light, bright light or any light. Catch action shots as they happen with Smartburst, which takes a rapid-fire sequence of shots and automatically selects the best one. Use Lens Blur to achieve shallow depth of field and bokeh effects, making your subject pop. You can capture dramatic landscapes or make faces glow with new exposure controls.
There is also free unlimited storage for original quality photos and videos at full resolution in Google Photos for all Google Pixel Users.
Pixel ships with the newest Android operating system, Android 7.1 Nougat. Phones will get software and security updates as soon as they’re available, directly from Google. When a new update is available, it can download and install in the background — no more waiting around for your phone to update. The Pixel also comes with Google Duo and Allo pre-installed so you can video call and text with all your friends, whether they’re on Android or iOS.
Starting at INR 57,000, Pixel will be available for pre-order in India from October 13, 2016. Pixel will be available in India in two sizes – 5 inch or 5.5 inch and two colors – Quite Black and Very Silver with memory configurations of 32GB and 128GB sizes.
Pixel users will have access to a toll-free phone support number along with 54 walk in service centres across 30+ cities in India.
Google Pixel will be available from Flipkart, Reliance Digital, Chroma and other smaller retailers as well.
Google Pixel Key Specs:
|Display: 5 inch||Processor: 1.6Ghz||Front Camera: 8MP|
|Resolution: 1080×1920 pixels||RAM: 4GB||OS: Android 7.1|
|Storage: 32GB||Rear Camera: 12.3MP||Battery capacity: 2770mAh|
Google Pixel XL Specs:
|Display: 5.50 inch||Processor: 1.6GHz||Front Camera: 8MP|
|Resolution: 1440×2560 pixels||RAM: 4GB||OS: Android 7.1|
|Storage: 32GB||Rear Camera: 12.3MP||Battery capacity: 3450mAh|