Google’s new Pixel and Pixel XL is to be released on 20th October

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Google pixel and pixel XL
Google pixel and pixel XL

Google’s new android smart phones Pixel and Pixel XL release dates has been announced by the google. The phones will be available 20th October 2016 onwards. Google has been releasing android smart phones under the brand name Nexus for the last few years. There is no Nexus 10 or Nexus 9 coming. New smart phones are with brand name Pixel.

The new phones were built by HTC. both these phones have the latest snapdragon 821 processor. Both the phones Pixel and Pixel XL have nearly the same features, and where they differ slightly is in their size, display and battery power. Pixel has a screen size of 5 inches whereas the pixel XL has a 5.5 inch screen. pixel has a 2770 mAh
battery wheras pixel Xl has a 3450 mAh battery.

The phones will have a metal body with only upper rear section made of glass. Both have the same thickness. i.e a thickness of 8mm.The phone also like any new high end phones will have a finger printer(rear finger print scanner).

Both power and volume buttons are on the right hand side of the phones. The colors available are Quite Black, Very Silver and Really Blue. Pixel XL has a higher pixel density of 534 ppi whereas Pixel has got a pixel density of 441 ppi.

The exclusive features of Pixel phones from the ordinary android phones are:

Virtual Assistant

Pixel and Pixel Xl comes with a built in new Google virtual assistant.
Virtual assistant is the one that helps you to operate with just the voice commands like the Cortana for Windows Phones.
It can help you bring a picture that you took on a particular date, open up the contacts and dial a number for you.
search a word in the google for you and come up with instant results.

Endless cloud storage

Google is providing free unlimited storage for images and videos.
You can upload even the 4K resolution videos as much as you want without the fear of storage space being filled.

Super Smart Camera

Pixel’s camera is highest rated camera with a score of 89(greater than Iphone 7) in the DxOMark rating. Also the Google claims that this would be the camera with the shortest capture time.

Mobile Virtual Reality enabled

Pixel is the first android smart phone that is made Daydream-compatible. The google also announced a special headset specially for VR compatibility.

Google pixel and pixel xl
Google pixel and pixel XL

Check out all the other cool features from the spec table below:

 Features  Google Pixel  Google Pixel XL
 Display size, resolution  5-inch; 1,920×1,080 pixels  5.5-inch; 2,560×1,440 pixels
 Pixel density  441 ppi  534 ppi
 Dimensions (Inches)  5.66×2.74×0.34  6.09×2.98×0.34
 Weight (Ounces, Grams)  5.04 oz; 143 g  5.92 oz; 168g
 Mobile software  Android 7.1 Nougat  Android 7.1 Nougat
 Camera 12.3-megapixel  12.3-megapixel
 Front-facing camera  8-megapixel  8-megapixel
 Video capture 4K  4K
 Processor  2.15GHz + 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821  2.15GHz + 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
 Storage 32GB, 128GB  32GB, 128GB
 RAM  4GB  4GB
 Expandable storage  None  None
 Battery  2,770mAh  3,450mAh
 Fingerprint sensor  Back cover  Back cover
 Connector  USB-C  USB-C
 Special features  Google Assistant built-in; unlimited cloud storage; Daydream VR ready  Google Assistant built-in; unlimited cloud storage; Daydream VR ready
Micro SD Support No No
Price off-contract (USD) $649 (32GB); $749 (128GB) $769 (32GB); $869 (128GB)
Price (GBP)  £599 (32GB); £699 (128GB) £719 (32GB); £819 (128GB)

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