Meet Pixel, The First Phone with Google Assistant
At an event earlier this month, Google announced the debut of the Pixel smartphones. It also has a variant named Pixel XL, it is not much different from Pixel, except the screen size and the price. After months of rumors, we finally got to look at the new phones. These are the first flagship Android phones from Google that don’t use the ‘Nexus’ brand name.
With the launch of Pixel, Google wants to change how you interact with the device you carry everywhere. It incorporates hardware and software made by Google, including your favorite Google apps, to give a smooth and easy-to-use experience. It has got a glass-aluminium body with smooth surfaces and easy-to-grip curved edges. Pixel Imprint uses your fingerprint to unlock your phone quickly, and also gives quick access to all your notifications.
Outstanding Features of Pixel
- Vivid Display : The Pixel has a 5-inch display and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 chips. It has a brilliant AMOLED screen with 1080p, true blacks, and 16.77 million colors.
- Endless Storage : Google gives unlimited storage space for full resolution images and videos shot with Pixel. Both the latest smartphones have 4GB of RAM, a choice of 32GB or 128GB storage.
- Battery : It has a 2,770mAh battery that lasts all day and charges really fast. You can expect seven hours of battery life from just a 15-minute charge.
- Google Assistant : It is the first phone that has the Google Assistant built in. The Assistant can be used to get answers, manage your tasks, bring up photos from a particular date, translate word or phrases in 100 languages, and much more.
- Communications : With Android Nougat 7.1, Pixel users will get the latest updates directly from Google as soon as they become available. It comes with Duo and Allo pre-installed, so you can video call and text with your friends, whether they are on Android or iOS.
- Quick Switch Adapter : It comes with a ‘Quick Switch Adapter’ cable that allows you to transfer old data to the new phone.
Highest Rated Camera
Pixel is said to be having the highest rated smartphone camera ever. It has a 12.3MP rear camera for sharp and crisp images, with large 1.55 micron-pixels and a f/2.0 aperture. It has a score of 89 on the DxOMark test, the highest on any mobile phone ever. The camera lets you take brilliant photos in low-light as well as bright light The camera is also capable of taking a rapid-fire sequence of shots and then automatically selects the best one. It has innovative computational photography in an ultra-fast and easy-to-use camera.
Size and Colour Variants
The Pixel comes in two sizes i.e. 5’ and 5.5’. It also has three different colors: Very Silver, Quite Black, and Really Blue which is limited to the U.S. only.
Price and Availability
The Pixel is priced at $649 with 32GB of storage, available for preorder in U.S., U.K., Canada, Germany, and Australia. Pre-orders in India will begin on October 13. It increases to $749 for 128GB onboard storage. In the U.S., they are teaming up with entirely with Verizon to make it available at all Verizon outlets, including Best Buy stores.
With the launch of Pixel, Google has given us an amazing smartphone with a magnificent camera, outstanding battery life, and the admirable Google Assistant.
Dhruvil is a Writer & Marketeer for Nimblechapps, joined in December 2014, based out of Sydney, Australia. He has worked briefly as a Branding and Digital Marketing Manager before moving to Australia. At Nimblechapps, he worked on Social Media Marketing, Branding, Email Marketing and Blogging. Dhruvil studies Business at University of Western Sydney, and also handles Operations for the company in Australia.